Friday 30 April 2021

JCB India pauses its manufacturing operations for 10 days due to rising cases of COVID-19

New Delhi, April 30, 2021: The country’s leading manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment, JCB India today announced a 10 day pause across all its manufacturing facilities in India. The company has cited the rising number of COVID cases for this temporary suspension.

Mr Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director of JCB India said,

“Due to an increase in the infection rate around us, the health and safety of our colleagues and their families has become even more important. We have decided to pause manufacturing operations for 10 days, starting 1st of May 2021. This is a precautionary measure and applies to all our manufacturing locations at Ballabgarh, Pune and Jaipur”

“Sufficient inventory levels have been built to support the demand for our products during this period. We do not foresee any challenges in the availability of JCB products for our customers in India or for our export markets. All our customer and dealer facing functions will operate normally, while adhering to local guidelines. There will be no disruption in product support for equipment being used by our customers due to this pause”

“JCB has a wide dealership network with over 700 outlets across India. We have invested significantly in digital technology across our operations. Today our customers can get door delivery for their Parts requirement if they place an order online or through our Mobile Application. Our advanced Telematics technology also helps customers manage their fleet and get alerts on Service, Operations and the Security of their machines on their mobile devices”

He further added.

“It is important to break the chain of the infection. Most of our employees in our offices are already working from home and this temporary pause of Manufacturing activities will further help in lowering the active number of cases in and around our Manufacturing Facilities.

This May, enjoy Star Wars: The Bad Batch and many more exciting titles only on Disney+ Hotstar Premium

Bringing an array of action, drama, comedy and more, Disney+ Hotstar Premium is set to become home to a line-up of exciting new international titles this May. Kickstart the month by celebrating Star Wars Day with the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Wars: Biomes and Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs, releasing this 4th May. With 2 new HBO shows that were released in April, the month of May will see the release of the 2 new seasons and a movie from HBO. Catch all these along with many more exciting international shows and movies.


Star Wars: The Bad Batch (4 May)
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

Star Wars: Biomes (4 May)

Take a virtual vacation to some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved locations like Hoth, Tatooine, and Sorgan, as this charming series whisks you off for fly-through tours of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs (4 May)

Get up-close-and-personal with some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved ships and vehicles as this charming series whisks you off for fly-through tours of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series S02 (14 May)
In season two of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," the East High Leopards, who are preparing to perform “Beauty and the Beast” as their spring musical, face off against rival school North High to win a prestigious and cutthroat student theater competition. Wigs are snatched, loyalties are tested, and ballads are belted.

Cast: Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Frankie Rodriguez, Mark St. Cyr 

Disney’s Launchpad (28 May)
Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.”


Pose S03 (3 May)
In the final season of Pose, it’s now 1994 and ballroom feels like a distant memory for Blanca who struggles to balance being a mother with being a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell contends with unexpected health burdens. Elsewhere, the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacy.

Cast: MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter

Insecure S05

Creator Issa Rae stars as Issa Dee, who struggles to navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly

Cast: Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell

The Chi S04 (24 May)
Jake, Papa and Kevin confront the harsh reality of how the world views young, Black men in the aftermath of an act of police brutality. As the three friends reckon with a broken system, the aftershocks ripple across the South Side, inspiring friends and neighbors to rise up and take action. How does a community find the strength to persevere? That’s the power of THE CHI. 

Cast: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwin, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Michael Epps

Black Monday S03 (24 May)
Travel back to October 19, 1987—aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. This is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.

Cast: Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer

In Treatment S04 

Ten years after the Season 3 finale, Emmy-winning drama series In Treatment returns for its fourth season with Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America, Orange Is The New Black) as the observant, empathetic Dr. Brooke Taylor, the therapist at the center of the season. The reimagining of the series is set in present-day Los Angeles and brings a diverse trio of patients in session with Brooke to help navigate a variety of modern concerns. Issues such as the global pandemic and recent major social and cultural shifts are a backdrop to the work Brooke will undertake — all while she deals with complications in her own personal life.

Cast: Uzo Abuda, Gabriel Byrne, Debra Winger, Dane Dehaan, Amy Ryan

Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, Oslo is based on a true story of negotiations between implacable enemies that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.  Starring Golden Globe-winner Ruth Wilson (HBO’s His Dark Materials, Mrs. Wilson) as Mona Juul, a Norwegian foreign minister, and Emmy-nominee Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Black Mirror) as Terje Rød-Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist and Mona’s husband, the film details the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple.

Cast: Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Salim Daw, Waleed Zuaiter, Jeff Wilbusch, Jeff Wilbusch

Disney+ Hotstar Premium has a large selection of English titles including Disney+ Originals, latest American shows, blockbuster Hollywood movies and award-winning content from the best International studios like HBO, FOX, Showtime and more!

If I had magic powers I would heal the world - Himmanshoo Malhotra

Mumbai, 30th April 2021: Many times we wonder what it would be like to do magic. Actor Himmanshoo Malhotra, one of the most known faces in the television industry is one such actor who wonders the same. He is presently seen in Dangal TV's popular fantasy show Nikki Aur Jadui Bubble playing the role of a magician Shiv. Being a magician on screen got him further intrigued with magic and how wonderful it would be if he could possess magical power. One of the reasons he picked up the show was for magic. He shares what he would do if he had magical powers in real life.

Sharing one wish of him he would love to do, Himanshoo says, “This is obvious but like many others, I too would love to heal the world, there is so much poverty, people are suffering and are sick. Be it emotionally or mentally or even physically. If I had healing powers that would be fantastic. But I have immense faith in God, he would protect the good”

He also adds, “It is scary looking at the rise in covid-19 cases. My colleagues and many actors are testing positive. But I am not fearful. I believe as per work is concerned, it is important to have some courage because if you don't work, you emotionally and mentally go down and then it really troubles you and your brain. But I would definitely want to work in the pandemic as well.”

Like Himanshoo we are sure many children as well adults carry a similar wish in their hearts.

Nikki Aur Jadui Bubble is a visual treat not only for kids but for the family as a whole. Catch Nikki Aur Jadui Bubble from Monday to Friday at 6.30pm only on Dangal TV.

Dangal TV is available on leading cable networks and DTH platforms – DD Free Dish (CHN NO 29), Tata Sky (CHN NO 177), Airtel (CHN NO 125), Dish TV (CHN NO 119) Sun Direct (328) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 106).

अगर मेरे पास जादू की शक्तियां होती तो मैं दुनिया के सारी प्रॉब्लम ठीक कर देता - हिमांशु मल्होत्रा 

मुंबई, 30 अप्रैल 2021: कई बार हमें आश्चर्य होता है कि जादू करना कैसा होगा। टेलीविजन जगत के सबसे चर्चित चेहरों में से एक हिमांशु मल्होत्रा हैं जो इस विषय पर सोचते है। वह वर्तमान में दंगल टीवी के लोकप्रिय फैंटसी शो निक्की और जादुई बबल में जादूगर शिव की भूमिका निभाते हुए दिखाई दे रहे हैं। ऑन स्क्रीन जादूगर होने के कारण वह इस बारे में और विचार करने लगे कि यदि उनके पास जादुई शक्तियां होती तो वह कितना अद्भुत होता। वह साझा करते है कि वास्तविक जीवन में जादुई शक्तियां होने पर वह क्या करेंगे।

अपनी एक इच्छा को साझा करते हुए जो वह करना पसंद करेंगे, हिमांशु कहते हैं, "अन्य लोगों की तरह, मैं भी दुनिया को ठीक, उसकी सारी प्रोब्लम दूर करना पसंद करूंगा, हर तरफ इतनी गरीबी है, लोग पीड़ित और बीमार हैं। चाहे वह भावनात्मक या मानसिक या शारीरिक रूप से हो। अगर मेरे पास हीलिंग करने की शक्तियां होती तो शानदार होता। लेकिन मुझे ईश्वर पर अटूट विश्वास है, वह लोगों की रक्षा करेगा”

उन्होंने यह भी कहा, "मेरे सहयोगी और कई अभिनेता कोविद -19 पॉजिटिव टेस्ट कर रहे हैं। लेकिन मैं भयभीत नहीं हूं। मेरा मानना है कि काम के अनुसार, साहस होना जरूरी है क्योंकि अगर आप काम नहीं करते हैं, तो आप भावनात्मक और मानसिक रूप से परेशान हो सकते हो और फिर यह आपको और आपके मस्तिष्क को परेशान करता है। लेकिन मैं निश्चित रूप से महामारी में भी काम करना चाहूंगा। ”

हिमांशु की तरह हमें यकीन है कि बहुत से बच्चे और बड़े भी अपने दिलों में भी इसी तरह की इच्छा रखते हैं।

दंगल टीवी का फेंटेसी ड्रामा शो केवल बच्चों के लिए ही नही बल्कि बड़ो और बुजुर्गों के मनोरंजन की ज़रूरतों को ध्यान में रख कर बनाया गया है इसीलिए निक्की और जादुई बबल है, पूरे परिवार के लिए 100% मनोरंजन का पैकेज। देखिए निक्की और जादुई बबल सोमवार से शुक्रवार 6.30 बजे केवल दंगल टीवी पर।

दंगल टीवी केबल नेटवर्क और डीटीएच प्लेटफॉर्म पर उपलब्ध है - डीडी फ्री डिश (चैनल नंबर 29), टाटा स्काई (चैनल नंबर 177), एयरटेल (चैनल नंबर 125), डिश टीवी (चैनल नंबर 119) सन डायरेक्ट (328) और वीडियोकॉन D2H (चैनल NO 106)।

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·         The transfer of ownership has taken place following completion of all applicable regulatory approvals

·         The combined entity will further promote excellence in delivery of healthcare services, with an enhanced pan-India footprint

·         Manipal Hospitals widens its footprint to 26 hospitals across 14 cities with 7,000+ beds with a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees

New Delhi, April 30, 2021

Manipal Hospitals, today announced the successful completion of acquiring 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (Columbia Asia). The transfer of ownership has taken place post the completion of all regulatory approvals. With this acquisition, Manipal Hospitals becomes India’s second largest multi-speciality hospital chain. Today, the integrated organization with the strong clinical expertise and breadth of services of Manipal Hospitals, complemented by the strengths of Columbia Asian clinical and service quality, is uniquely placed to enhance access and address the growing demand for high quality tertiary and quaternary healthcare in the country.

Commenting on the completion of the deal, Dr.Ranjan Pai, Chairman, Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), said, “We are pleased to have completed the regulatory processes that now allow these two outstanding healthcare delivery organisations to function as one. The focus now is on integration that captures the best from both systems so as to offer a world class experience to all our patients. I once again welcome the entire team at Columbia Asia Hospitals to the Manipal family.”

The acquisition helps Manipal Hospitals with a remarkable geographical and cultural fit that Columbia Asia offers to reach a larger national footprint.  Together, the combined entity now has 26 hospitals across 14 cities with 7,000+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees. Treating over 4 million patients annually, the hospital chain today, ranks amongst the largest healthcare provider networks in the country.

Sharing his views on the completion of the transaction, Dan Baty, Chairman, Columbia Pacific Management said,“I am extremely enthusiastic about the combination of Manipal and Columbia Asia as it will allow a greater number of patients to be served by the clinical and service excellence ingrained in both organizations.”

Columbia Asia Hospitals commenced operations in India in 2005 in Hebbal, Bengaluru and operated 11 hospitals across the country in Bangalore, Mysore, Kolkata, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Patiala and Pune with of over 1,300 beds,1,200 clinicians and 4,000 employees.

About Manipal Hospitals:

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is India’s second largest multi-specialty healthcare providers treating over 4 million patients annually. With its recent acquisition of 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals in India, the integrated organisation today has an enhanced pan-India footprint with 26 hospitals across 14 cities with 7,000+ beds with a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out of hospital care. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe.

About Columbia Pacific Management:

Columbia Pacific Management (CPM), based in Seattle, oversees an international healthcare business that develops and operates hospitals, clinics and senior housing around the world. CPM founded Columbia Asia Hospitals, which has operations in India and SE Asia. CPM sold the Columbia Asia SE Asia hospitals to Hong Leong and TPG in 2020 and the remaining India hospitals to the Manipal Group in 2021. CPM continues to develop and operate hospitals, clinics and senior living in China (Columbia China), India (Columbia Pacific Communities) and Africa (Columbia Africa).

Fateh and Jasmine don classy disguised look in the upcoming episode of COLORS Udaariyaan

Fateh’s love, Jasmin’s dream and Tejo’s sensibility in COLORS recent launch Udaariyaan has already won many hearts. The Punjabi flavour and the twist have kept the audience engaged. Keeping the entertainment going, there is something super exciting coming up.

In the upcoming episode, the audience will witness Tejo and her family being looted by groom. In the quest to catch hold of him and save Tejo, Jasmine and Fateh come up with a plan. Adding a fun twist, the duo disguises themselves in bold avatars to approach the goons. Jasmine's look of a city girl which is completely opposite to her character will surely leave the audience awestruck. On the other hand, Fateh will don an avatar of an office boy.

The going gets tough when Jasmine lands into trouble and the goon points a gun at her.

Talking about her new look Jasmine said, "While I started out as a sweet village belle, this new track will have the viewers see me in a completely new avatar. It is an absolute makeover! I will be playing Meera, a modern girl who sports high heels, dark shades, slick western clothes. Everyone including the cast and the crew were quite surprised with this new look! It's a good change and I am absolutely enjoying shooting for the track. I can't wait for my fans to check out Jasmine's new avatar as Meera!”

Talking about his new avatar Fateh said, “This is a very interesting track that shows how far Fateh is ready to go for Jasmine. He is even ready to shed his image and pose as an office boy. This also puts me outside my comfort zone given that I had to re-invent everything about my character Fateh, which is a great thing for any actor. I'm sure that our viewers are going to love this thrilling track."

Watch Fateh - Jass Ka Kamal in Udaariyaan, every Monday to Saturday @ 7 PM only on COLORS!

Companies that are helping enterprises to host virtual events

Pandemic has completely changed our lives and the entire world is affected by the effects of lockdown and physical distancing. However, the year 2020 has been tremendously revolutionary and the world has witnessed a massive digital transformation. A lot of corporations and businesses adopted remote operations and activities thus Virtual Reality domain has largely dominated the year 2020 and is still going head strong in 2021.  Product launches, conferences, tradeshows, and many other types of events are being conducted on Virtual Platforms. However, hosting virtual events require immense planning, creativity, technical expertise, and an ecosystem to deliver an immersive experience that aligns with the business goals. There are some companies that are helping corporations to plan and organize events and other business related activities virtually and doing a brilliant job in giving 360-degree services to organizations.

B2B Sales Arrow – B2B sales Arrow is one of the leading Virtual Event Technology Aggregators. The organization helps its clients with end-to-end virtual event delivery across US, Europe, and APAC.  The Virtual Events team collaborates with some of the world’s most advance platforms and empowers its clients to design and deliver highly customized Virtual Events.End-to-End Virtual Event solution offered by the organization comprises of identifying the target audience, audience acquisition campaigning, developing microsite & content, virtual event procurement & production and post event analytics.  It has delivered numerous events for Multimillion and Multibillion Dollar organizations targeting industries such as Banking, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Insurance, Retail, Telco etc. During the pandemic, powered by the robust culture of growth & knowledge, the organization has successfully experimented with new virtual event solutions around Live streaming and experience for clients to sustain the digital shift.  As a result, B2B Sales Arrow has seen tremendous growth even during the time of the global economic crisis.

Digital Jalebi: 

Digital Jalebi delivers interactive experiences. They help their clients to establish channels of communication with their audience on a more emotional level. Digital Jalebi is a fusion of new media design and technology and draws heavily from digital art, visual communication, architecture, and programming.


They are an intelligent hybrid event platform in India. The platform provides virtual booths that help sponsors and exhibitors to showcase their product and services. They also organize breakout sessions to make the group meetings more engaging.


They are a flexible platform that is adaptable to different event needs. The platform is fully integrated with internal systems and re-uses the past event to save time. They are a virtual space that simulates in-person events, sponsors & booths and creates multiple different sessions & tracks suited to your needs. 

Reliable coloration of ultra-high-performance concretes thanks to Bayferrox pigments from LANXESS

• Inorganic pigments certified for use in UHPC

•Enhancing the attractiveness of this sustainable construction material

Cologne, April 30, 2021 – Ultra-high-performance concretes (UHPCs) are reckoned to be the construction material of the future. When they are colored, however, you have to ensure that the prescribed compressive strength of more than 150 megapascals is still achieved. The iron oxide pigments from LANXESS’s Bayferrox brand are perfect for UHPCs, as has been verified by the association of German cement manufacturers (VDZ) based on an analysis of compressive strength conducted to DIN EN 12390-3.

“Architects and clients can have every confidence in our high-quality pigments for coloring UHPC,” says Oliver Fleschentraeger, Market Segment Manager Construction of the Inorganic Pigments business unit at LANXESS. The iron oxide pigments come in red, yellow, and black, with numerous color nuances possible within these shades. “As far as we know, Bayferrox pigments are the only iron oxide pigments on the market that are specially certified for use in UHPC,” says Fleschentraeger.

Pressure-resistant, colorful, and environmentally sound

The quantity of materials used is a key metric when it comes to assessing a building’s carbon footprint. Not only the choice of materials but also the production chain and construction process are also crucial. So to save materials and energy and to reduce CO2 emissions during manufacture, planners and architects are increasingly using highly sophisticated high-performance components made from UHPC. In addition to the enormous resource savings of up to 80%, material-friendly designs reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the manufacturing phase by up to 30%. “A significant and pleasing side effect of UHPC is its high resource efficiency, which makes it easier for engineers to meet the demand for sustainable designs,” says Dr. Michael Olipitz, a certified expert in the fields of superstructure, bridge-building, steel structures and structural engineering, and General Manager of the engineering office SDO ZT GmbH based in Graz, Austria. Inorganic iron oxide pigments can provide long-lasting visual enhancement to these structures or even effectively contextualize them with their surroundings – without affecting the rheology or flow behavior of the concrete.

Delicacy and solidity go hand in hand

One spectacular architectural application of colored UHPC is the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille, in the south of France. With the exception of two glazed facades, the museum – including most of the roof – is encased in a lattice-like concrete structure comprising concrete panels just 10 centimeters thick. The French architect Rudi Ricciotti made a conscious decision to color the concrete dark gray to lend the building its own identity within its surroundings and as a stark contrast against the color of the facade. The precast concrete elements were colored with Bayferrox 330 and Bayferrox 318 from LANXESS.

Another benefit of the high-quality Bayferrox pigments is that the concrete, once colored, retains its characteristic texture and exhibits subtle color nuances, lending the surface a natural appearance. In addition, there are no layers of paint that can flake off of the surface through wear and weathering. Even if the surface is slightly damaged, the color remains as vivid as ever. This is why iron oxide pigments are the perfect choice for coloring ultra-high-performance concretes, which, with a projected lifetime of more than 150 years, are around twice as durable as conventional concrete.


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020. The company currently has about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

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Medica adds 200 COVID beds on war footing within 72 hours with support from ITC

~ Sets up extended hospital at Kishore Bharati Krirangan (Jadavpur Stadium) ~ 

Kolkata, 30th April 2020: Medica Superspecialty Hospital, the largest chain of private hospitals in Eastern India has come forward in the hour of need amidst the devastating second surge of COVID and added 200 beds in a record time of 72 hours. In a major augmentation in recent history, Medica opened the doors of its extended hospital at Kishore Bharati Krirangan (Jadavpur Stadium) to meet the increasing demand for beds. Currently Medica Superspecialty Hospital houses 267 COVID beds in its Mukundapur facility including 132 ICU/HDU beds, 122 general beds and 12 under suspected ICU/HDU & triage. This addition of further 200 beds will alleviate the suffering of many who are running from one hospital to another in search of beds. The facility was started in the august presence of Dr Alok Roy, Chairman Medica Group of Hospitals & Chair FICCI Health Services Committee along with other officials from Medica.  This great initiative is supported by ITC Limited which has generously funded this noble endeavour.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Alok Roy, stated, “It is in the best interest of the citizens that we took up the gargantuan task of setting up this satellite unit within just 72 hours as time is life at the moment. We sincerely thank the Government of West Bengal and ITC Limited who have come forward and sought our expertise and help to save as many lives as possible. These 200 beds will additionally address the need for HDU and ward patients with full support from our esteemed doctors and trained staffs. While we are there to provide the care, I would urge all citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible as it is the only way forward to fight COVID 19, and to keep maintaining strict COVID protocols of wearing masks and maintaining social distance. Humanity has been challenged of its very existence during the second wave in India and we as equal stakeholders with the Government stand by them during these testing times and we must overcome and let life live freely again.”  

Arif Najeeb, spokesperson from ITC Limited, said, “The unprecedented medical crisis created by the second wave of Covid 19 pandemic has resulted in an exponential surge in the demand for healthcare facilities. This has led to an acute shortage in the availability of beds at the hospitals for the treatment for Covid 19 positive patients. To contribute to enhancing availability of covid healthcare facilities in Kolkata, ITC is humbled by the opportunity to support the setting of 200 to 300 beds medical facilities in Kolkata with Medica Superspecialty Hospital for the treatment of Covid 19 positive patients and administering vaccines.”

As a responsible caregiver serving humanity for over a decade, Medica Superspecialty Hospital has been in the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 and all the frontline warriors and clinicians are working tirelessly to treat every patient with utmost care. At Medica Hospitals, doctors are fully geared up to administer maximum COVID vaccinations a day to support the Government in achieving its target of administering 500 million vaccines by July 2021.