The number of “available” vaccines includes the balance number of vaccines, which are left with the State government, and the vaccines that are in the pipeline to be provided to the states.
DMK president MK Stalin and MPs from the party wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, urging him to allocate more vaccines to Tamil Nadu.
The State has vaccine stock left for just three more days, senior Health Department officials have confirmed to Express.
He said FIRs will be filed under the Public Health Act against those behind social media messages that falsely claim that actor Vivekh’s death was related to vaccine.
Pushpa of Bahadurpur village was taken to a Garhwar hospital following pain in her chest and a doctor administered an injection while referring her to the district hospital.
Amid spiralling coronavirus cases in the country, the demand for medical oxygen in the country has gone through the roof.
Another two lakh Covishield vaccine doses likely to arrive today.
The State had been anticipating a consignment of 2.7 lakh doses on Saturday morning.
Mariapuram village in Warangal has a population of 800, and all eligible persons are now waiting to receive the second dose of vax
Mass Covid-19 vaccination camps being conducted in Ernakulam district had to be suspended due to shortage of vaccine doses.
The state will mount a strong defence against the spread of Covid and will ramp up testing and vaccinations on a mass scale, Health Minister K K Shailaja has said.
India is headed towards the fourth wave of the coronavirus, which could cause irreparable damage to its population and economy. It can only be stopped by public awareness, sacrifice and cooperation.
Mass vaccination drive had kick-started from April 8 after the sudden spike in cases but later lost the enthusiasm due to the exhausting stock.
Another batch of 1.58 crore doses will reach the states in one week, he said. “I am quoting these numbers so there is no misconception about vaccine availability,” he said.
As many as 105 police personnel in the city have tested Covid-positive in the last few days. Three of them succumbed to the virus, on Friday.