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States share plan on Covid-19 vaccine distribution

States knowledgeable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday that they’re preparing for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine with a correct chilly chain infrastructure whereas a few of them mentioned that they’ve began the method of the identification of entrance line well being employees, who will get the shot first.

Ensuring that the vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus illness reaches everybody within the nation dominated the dialogue throughout Modi’s review meeting with chief ministers on Tuesday. At the assembly, Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed states that the Centre was taking a look at offering vaccination to entrance line well being employees within the first stage, police personnel and sanitation employees within the second stage, these above 50 years of age within the third, and people with comorbidity within the fourth stage. He requested states to supply database of individuals in these 4 classes to create a vaccination highway map.

After the assembly, Karnataka dwelling minister Basavaraj Bommai confirmed this and mentioned that the Centre has requested every state to arrange a committee below the chairmanship of the CM, which might put together a highway map to supply vaccines in each district and village. “Vaccine delivery will be linked to a digital id,” he mentioned.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa informed reporters on the Mysuru airport that the PM requested them to make preparations for vaccination. “He also said to be on the alert to ensure Covid doesn’t spread.”

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath knowledgeable the PM that his authorities was engaged in creating a sturdy chilly chain upkeep infrastructure. He additionally mentioned that contemplating the huge inhabitants of the state, the federal government can have Covid vaccinators, and that the state well being division will practice them. On Monday, he directed bureaucrats to place in place all preparations for a chilly chain infrastructure by December 15.

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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned that his state was doing 100% testing by the gold commonplace RT-PCR, that testing has elevated from 18,000 samples per day to over 30,000, and that hospital infrastructure has been strengthened with the rise in intensive care unit (ICU) beds. He knowledgeable that the state was prepared with the database of well being employees to be administered the Covid vaccine.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray knowledgeable the PM {that a} process pressure had been arrange for vaccination. “We have been in touch with Adar Poonawala of Serum Institute, which is producing the shot for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. However, there needs to be clarity about the vaccination programme in terms of availability, quantum, side effects, cost and the distribution of the vaccine. Our task force will deliberate on all these aspects in the state,” he mentioned.


Tamil Nadu chief minister Edapaddi Okay Palaniswami mentioned that the state arrange three committees to make sure clean implementation of vaccination, and {that a} digital database of Covid entrance line employees was additionally being ready.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant mentioned that his authorities would submit an in depth plan to the Centre on chilly chain administration and vaccination schedule. Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat sought precedence vaccination in the course of the upcoming Haridwar Mahakhumbh.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned that West Bengal was absolutely ready for a Covid-19 vaccination programme and asserted that her state tackled the pandemic state of affairs nicely, at the same time as she urged the PM to launch Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues instantly.

She rued that the Union authorities was but to launch enough funds required to struggle the pandemic. “The dues on account of GST compensation stand at Rs 8500 crore. The state has spent around Rs 4000 crore for Covid-19 management. But till date the centre has released only Rs 193 crore,” she added.

“West Bengal is fully prepared with trained man power and required infrastructure, including cold chains for the vaccination programme. We are ready to work with the Centre and other stake holders to ensure speedy vaccination drive for every one as soon as the vaccine is available,” Banerjee mentioned, in response to a press release launched by the state authorities.

(With enter from state bureaus)


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