Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu to float global tender for vaccines
‘Allocation made by Centre is insufficient to inoculate those in 18-44 age group’
The Tamil Nadu authorities has determined to float a global tender to procure COVID-19 vaccines because the allocation from the Central authorities is inadequate to inoculate these within the 18-44 age group.
The State authorities may even take steps to arrange oxygen manufacturing models because the allocation of medical oxygen made by the Centre to Tamil Nadu isn’t adequate.
Chief Minister M.K. Stalin issued orders on this regard after chairing a gathering of Ministers and officers, the place the necessity for procuring vaccines to launch vaccination camps for these within the 18-44 age group was mentioned. “This government will take all steps to float a global tender to procure vaccines for the vaccination of those in the 18-44 age group in time,” an official launch mentioned.
Though the allocation of medical oxygen to Tamil Nadu was elevated from 280 MT to 419 MT, it was nonetheless not adequate, and there was a necessity to arrange oxygen manufacturing models throughout the State, it added.
[The Centre has since informed the Madras High Court that the allocation has been increased to 519 MT].
The authorities would additionally take steps to convey oxygen from different States on trains, and would guarantee easy distribution of oxygen to hospitals. An order to this impact was issued by Mr. Stalin, the discharge mentioned.
Revenue and Disaster Management Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran, Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu, Medical Minister Ma. Subramanian, Finance Minister P.T.R. Palanivel Thiagarajan, Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu, Finance Secretary S. Krishnan, Industries Secretary N. Muruganandam, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan and senior officers took half within the assembly.