‘Appropriate to state facts on vaccine stock’
After the Union Health Ministry issued directions to the States that they need to not disclose data on the shares of vaccines, Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma. Subramanian stated giving individuals correct data was the proper factor to do.
“They have said that both the Union Health Ministry and the State Health Departments should not disclose the position of vaccine stocks. If we do not tell, the people will not know. They will end up waiting in queues for the vaccines and get disappointed. It is only appropriate to state facts, and that is what we have been doing,” he informed reporters on Thursday.
Except Chennai, no different district has vaccines (as on Thursday morning). “The city has 1,060 doses. Of the 37 districts, 36 do not have vaccines,” he stated. The State is anticipating 6.5 lakh doses from the Centre’s pool in two days, he stated.
As many as 85,000 doses of Covaxin in opposition to the State authorities’s order arrived in Chennai later within the day.
He stated there was no plan to shift the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super-Speciality Hospital to the brand new constructing, deliberate on the campus of the King Institute of Preventive Medicine.
On inspecting the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation, the Minister stated the State had ample inventory of medicine and different important protecting gear for the pandemic.
“Initially, there was a huge shortage of Remdesivir. We have purchased nearly 9.5 lakh Remdesivir vials, of which 5.75 lakh have been supplied to government hospitals. Private hospitals were given 1.25 lakh vials,” he stated.
The State has ample shares of PPE kits for 4 weeks. As many as 3.5 lakh PPE kits, 15 lakh N95 masks and 75 lakh triple-layer masks can be found. There had been 115 CT scan machines in authorities hospitals. “In May, 1,43,530 scans were taken in these hospitals. This is the highest number of scans taken in a month so far,” he stated.
The Minister additionally visited the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (Tansacs). Among others, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, Managing Director of TNMSC P. Umanath and challenge director of Tansacs Deepak Jacob had been current.