Vaccination for 18-45 age group not from at present: Health Secretary
‘Priority to those above 45 years; 13 lakh vaccine doses being procured for May’
Principal Secretary (well being) Anil Kumar Singhal has stated that the federal government has determined not to launch the COVID-19 vaccination drive for folks aged between 18 and 45 from May 1, conserving in view the precedence to be accorded to these above 45 years.
Steps have been taken for procuring 13 lakh doses – Covishield (9,91,700) and Covaxin (3,43,930) – for the month of May as prompt by the Centre. However, worth negotiations have been not but held, Mr. Singhal instructed the media on Friday.
Government hospitals had 30,559 Remdesivir injections at their disposal on April 30 in opposition to 29,000 on April 29, he stated, Besides, 437 tonnes of liquid oxygen was provided within the final 24 hours, he said.
Mr. Singhal stated an IAS officer was posted in-charge of the instances below therapy in house isolation, on the Covid Command Control Centre, to make sure that medicines and PPE kits have been out there to them.
The 104 name centre was being flooded with enquiries. The variety of calls acquired per day final week was about 7,000, which went as much as 15,000 on Friday.
Mr. Singhal stated the Central authorities facilitated the usage of tankers of petroleum firms for transporting liquid oxygen. Other crucial steps to keep up provide of necessities have been being taken because the variety of instances rose quickly.