Accusing the private vaccine makers of charging exorbitant prices for vaccines, the state government said the companies cannot be allowed to play in between the pandemic.
The TN administration on May 22 had announced extending the ongoing lockdown for another week starting May 24 with more stringent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Hospitals resorting to this measure as testing in rural areas is very low, with just 50 RAT kits given per PHC & labs being located in district headquarters
Impact of lockdowns Parents have done an amazing job through the pandemic to keep their children safe and healthy.
The income losses incurred by the Indian government by far was the least at only about 20 per cent, while it was 100 per cent in the US and Canada.
The three-day lockdown without imposing a curfew was meant to force people to remain indoors during the long weekend which coincided with the festivities at the end of Ramadan fast.
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Welcoming the move, All India Bank Employees Association general secretary C H Vekatachlam said priority Vaccination is very important.
As many as 207 ventilators were allotted to Bihar for hospitals in 36 districts in March last year after they were purchased under the PM CARES Fund.
The Economic Survey projected a growth rate of 11 per cent, while RBI retained its growth forecast at 10.5 per cent for the ongoing financial year.
The stock jumped 6.11 per cent to Rs 604.90 on BSE. On NSE, shares of the company gained 6.23 per cent to Rs 605.50.
Noting that any reasonable person will agree on the benefit of a uniform price for vaccination, she urged prime minister Modi to intervene immediately and "reverse this ill-considered decision".
He cautioned that a serious patient could lose his life if it takes three days for the results after sample collection for COVID-19 testing.
Active cases stood at 65,635. A health department bulletin said 39 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to13,071.
Mahapatra made it clear that the district administrations should now singularly focus on containment of coronavirus.
The state on Monday vaccinated 6,938 healthcare professionals, 18,854 frontline workers, 1,88,553 people in the 45-59 age group and having comorbidities and 1,14,711 senior citizens (total 3,29,056).