Given the worldwide demand for vaccines, the state government action will delay the vaccine procurement beyond July.
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DMK Rajya Sabha MP Wilson urged the Centre to take steps to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines in three existing public sector manufacturing units in the State.
The court also pointed out that NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul has reportedly said that they were prepared to transfer the technology as well as the patent to increase manufacturing of vaccines.
Kolar Deputy Commissioner Dr Selvamani said the district administration will extend all support to the unit.
The offer came with a request that the State and Central governments allow the Congress party to procure vaccines directly.
Malayali techies have created multiple platforms that notify users when vaccination slots open up in their respective districts.
Quite a few puzzles set by the virus are slowly getting solved, but we need to be prepared for more to come as the pandemic is yet to be tamed
Given the government’s absolute bungling of the Covid-19 second wave, its claim on vaccine availability will have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
There will be only eight weeks between doses, rather than 12 weeks, PM Johnson told reporters at a press conference.
The TMC dispensation has accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of discrimination over distribution of vaccines, claiming that some states are being given preference at the cost of others.
The federal government confirmed late in April that all Australians headed to Tokyo would be given priority access to vaccines.
Delhi has so far got 43.20 lakh doses for 45-plus, and healthcare and frontline workers, of which 40.29 lakh have been utilised, Atishi said.
ATM maintenance personnel and banking correspondents will be categorised as frontline workers for vaccination.
Chemists and druggists have threatened to shut their shops if they are not given frontline worker status and vaccination on priority.