Punjab Running Out Of COVID-19 Vaccines, Asks Centre For Increase In Supply


Punjab Running Out Of Vaccines, Calls For Increase In Supply From Centre

Punjab is left with solely in the future’s inventory of Covaxin and is working out of Covishield. (Representational)


With Punjab working out of coronavirus vaccine Covishield and left with solely in the future’s inventory of Covaxin, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in the present day reiterated the necessity for enhanced provides from the Centre, his workplace mentioned.

The enhance in provides was important additionally as a result of the state on Friday lifted weekend and night time curfews and allowed reopening of schools, cinema halls, malls, eating places, bars and gymnasiums to those that have acquired at the least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

“With the state running out of Covishield & left with only one day’s stock of Covaxin, CM @Capt_Amarinder Singh again stressed the need for increase in vaccine supplies from Centre,” the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted.

During a Covid assessment meet, the chief minister directed officers to proceed pursuing aggressively with the Centre enhancing the state’s quota of vaccine.

Pointing out that Punjab has already vaccinated practically 83 lakh eligible individuals (roughly 27 per cent of inhabitants) — 70 lakh first doses, 13 lakh second — the Chief Minister mentioned the inventory was being utilised within the state with none wastage.

Punjab was capable of utilise greater than six lakh doses in a single day when ample provide was acquired, he famous on the Covid assessment assembly.

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan advised the assembly that the administration was following up with the Centre for extra doses.

Meanwhile, the chief minister additionally requested the departments involved to step up complete genome sequencing (WGS) to expeditiously determine instances of latest Covid variant and to quick monitor execution of an MoU with the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) for a regional institute of virology at Mohali.

Though no contemporary instances of Delta Plus variant (other than two reported earlier based mostly on May sampling) have been recognized within the state, the Chief Minister directed that the WGS Lab at GMCH Patiala should change into purposeful this month.

The chief minister famous with satisfaction that the state was additionally beginning dry swab testing, with a pilot at authorities medical faculty Patiala subsequent week.

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


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