September 21, 2021 11:15:33 am
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday urged the Centre to allocate an additional 50 lakh doses of Covid vaccines every week, to enable the state in vaccinating all the uncovered eligible persons by the end of October, apart from administering the second dose to those due to receive them.
Chief Minister M K Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, citing the “resounding success” of two mega Covid vaccination camps held on September 12 and 19, where a cumulative 45-lakh odd jabs were administered to the public across the state.
“The Government of India has supplied 3.97 crore doses of Covid vaccine and 2.21 crore (0.5 ml) AD syringes to the state, till September 19, 2021. By deriving more doses out of the each 10 ml vial, the State has been able to vaccinate 4.13 crore persons in Government Covid Vaccination Centres. The state realises that despite the levels of vaccinations achieved in the state, it still has a large eligible population which is yet to get vaccinated and this continues to make the state vulnerable for Covid cases,” Stalin said.
இந்நிலையை மாற்ற, சீரான இடைவெளிகளில், தொடர்ந்து இத்தகைய சிறப்பு முகாம்களை நடத்தவேண்டியுள்ளது. அதன்பொருட்டு, தமிழ்நாட்டில் தகுதியுடைய அனைவருக்கும் தடுப்பூசி செலுத்தி முடிக்க, வாரத்துக்கு 50 இலட்சம் தடுப்பூசிகளை ஒதுக்கக் கோரி மாண்புமிகு @PMOIndia-க்குக் கடிதம் எழுதியுள்ளேன்.
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) September 20, 2021
Considering the state’s capacity and the uncovered eligible population, Tamil Nadu has no other option than to continue organising such mega camps at regular intervals in addition to daily vaccinations. Only this can help in overcome the low vaccination numbers achieved in the first four months of the vaccination programme, Stalin said.
“In our estimation, the state is easily capable of utilising 50 lakh vaccine doses every week…. I have directed my officers to closely liaise with the officials of the Ministry of Health, Government of India and provide all necessary information to enable the state to get the additional doses.”
“I hence request you to kindly facilitate in providing the additional doses of 50 lakh Covid vaccines to the state along with equal number of 0.5 ml of AD Syringes or 1 ml/2 ml syringes to the state every week. This will enable the state in vaccinating all the uncovered eligible population by October 31, 2021 apart from administering second dose to persons who are due to receive them,” the chief minister said in the letter to the prime minister.
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