Delhi CM writes to centre to extend vac beyond healthcare facilities

Delhi CM

Delhi Chief Minister seeks Center’s nod to open vaccination drive for everyone above 18 years of age and extend the drive beyond healthcare facilities and allow beneficiaries to get the jab at temporary camp settings, news agency ANI reported quoting state health minister Satyendra Jain.

Speaking on Centre’s claim that there was less vaccination of healthcare workers in Delhi, Jain said, “We can also say that there was less vaccination at Centre’s hospitals. This is not an issue, the issue is that we have to vaccinate more and more people soon.” “We should fight Covid together,” he also said, according to the ANI report.

“The vaccination drive is going well in Delhi,” Jain also said, adding, “We received some vaccines yesterday. We have stock for 4-5 days. We have demanded more and we will get it,” ANI reported.

The chief minister made the requests in a written letter to the Prime Minister which comes ahead of a meeting of all chief ministers of states and Union territories. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Covid-19 situation in the country and the vaccination strategy will be discussed.

The meeting will be held via video conferencing at 6.30pm.

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