Port Blair, Aug 29: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi is inviting applications from eligible candidates for various courses through ODL programems like UG/PG/ Diploma and Certificate courses for the Academic Cycle July 2022 session.

Port Blair, Aug. 29: In response to requests received from parents and candidates from inter-island as well as rural areas, JNRM has extended the last date of submission of online applications for various UG courses upto 03/09/2022. Hence, the aspirants can avail the facility through the Common Portal (CCAP) (https://collegeadmission.andaman.gov.in.

Port Blair, Aug. 29: No COVID positive case has been detected today in A&N Islands. Today, 10 flights with 1251 passengers arrived, out of which, 1145 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 60 passengers and the reports are awaited.  

Port Blair, Aug. 29: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,96,503 doses of vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above so far. Similarly, 23,944 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years. 28, 179 beneficiaries in the age group of 12 to 14 years have been administered both doses of vaccine. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 2,36,728.

Port Blair, Aug 28: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi to make special provision for patients of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to provide travelling cost by flight and include all medical tests in the final bill of Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

In a letter addressed to the Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Member of Parliament further requested that in case making such special provision in Ayushman Bharat Scheme is not possible for Andaman & Nicobar Islands, then Andaman and Nicobar Administration may be allowed to continue Andaman & Nicobar Islands Scheme for Health Insurance (ANISHI) for the resident of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in place of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, as a special case, until proper medical treatment facilities for all the serious diseases are created in the Hospitals in A&N Islands.