DK Shivakumar’s Vaccination Challenge To Karnataka Government


DK Shivakumar's Vaccination Challenge To Karnataka Government

DK Shivakumar additionally stated pointers to manage the second dose of Covishield must be revised (File)


Karnataka can solely be saved from the possible third wave of COVID-19 if 80 per cent of its grownup inhabitants is vaccinated with each vaccine doses by the top of September, stated Congress chief DK Shivakumar on Sunday.

“Experts are predicting that the third wave will hit us by October. However, if we fully vaccinate at least 80 per cent of the adult population by September-end, there may be no third wave. Even if there is, it will be very mild. That is why I am asking the Karnataka government if they are up for this challenge?” stated the Karnataka Congress president in an announcement.

Emphasising the significance of vaccination, and mentioning that the state authorities has, to this point, vaccinated solely round 7 per cent of its eligible inhabitants with each doses, he stated, “The government should stop talking about how many doses it has given. What matters is a double dose. With only a single dose, there is very little protection. With both doses, there is higher protection. Studies from Mumbai, London, New York are all saying both doses will save us.”

“The Karnataka government “has to, has to, has to” give both doses to at least 80 per cent adults in the state by 30 September. Failing which, they will be responsible for the third wave,” he added.

Mr Shivakumar additional stated that the federal government might have to revise pointers to manage the second dose of Covishield inside 8 weeks because the worldwide consensus appears to be that it’s the finest dosage hole to combat the “Delta” variant.

Highlighting efforts of his social gathering employees to fight COVID-19 unfold, he stated: “Congress leaders have organised their own vaccination camps. We have vaccinated 1 lakh people free of cost. We had also asked the government permission to let the Congress party procure vaccines directly from vaccine makers but they denied us the permission. We wanted to use MLA/MLC development funds for the same but our offer was not accepted. If they do not need our help, never mind. But please do mass vaccinate at great speed so that the third wave does not affect us.”

Appealing to the federal government to vaccinate 80 per cent inhabitants earlier than the third wave begins, the Congress chief stated: “Even if the third wave comes, mass vaccination will ensure that it is very mild. We don’t want lockdowns, we don’t want queues in crematoria, we don’t want people dying because of lack of hospital beds, we don’t want the horrors of Black Fungus. So, on behalf of the people of Karnataka, I plead to the government to vaccinate 80 per cent in three months with both the doses. I hope they accept my challenge.”

Mr Shivakumar will current a memorandum to the Governor about the identical.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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