Shashi Tharoor Seeks More Jabs For Kerala


'Could Spark National Crisis': Shashi Tharoor Seeks More Jabs For Kerala

Shashi Tharoor tagged Heath Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in tweets in search of extra jabs for Kerala. File

New Delhi:

With Kerala constantly reporting five-figure Covid case counts every day, senior Congress chief and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor has urged the centre to offer further doses of vaccines to the southern state.

Stressing that the goal to vaccinate 10 million folks earlier than Onam should be met, he warned that the state with the utmost Covid caseload within the nation might “spark a national crisis”.

Tagging Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Mr Tharoor tweeted as we speak, “Kerala has 20,000+ daily cases. Initial success in curbing Covid means that fewer people have antibodies, 43% vs 68% nationally. The Centre must assist with more vaccines: we should vaccinate 10m ppl across age groups before Onam to reduce high-risk cases & healthcare burdens.”

“I appeal to the Union Govt to provide additional doses of vaccine to Kerala State to make the target of 10 million people possible before Onam. Otherwise India’s largest #Covid caseload could become even larger & spark a national crisis. @mansukhmandviya,” he added.

Kerala as we speak recorded 23,676 instances and 148 deaths over the previous 24 hours with a positivity fee of 11.87 per cent.

State Health Minister Veena George just lately advised India07 that with greater than 50 per cent of its inhabitants nonetheless not contaminated, the present Covid development was all the time anticipated.

Citing a number of parameters that point out “our defensive measures were very good”, Ms George mentioned the main target proper now’s on vaccines, one thing the state is working out of rapidly.

“The situation in Kerala is absolutely under control. How do you analyse this? Look at the data on occupancy in hospitals. It is less for hospitals, for ICU beds, and even in demand for oxygen support. It means the severity of the disease is less,” she had mentioned.

Kerala’s vaccination protection is among the many highest within the nation. The state has to this point administered greater than 2.07 crore doses of vaccines. Over 61.5 lakh folks within the nation have acquired each pictures, as per Union Health Ministry knowledge. 


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