Himanta allays fears of vaccine shortage in Assam
“The health department is contemplating vaccinating one lakh people per day in the state soon,” Sarma said while speaking to reporters here on Tuesday.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma allayed apprehensions of any vaccine shortage in the state while informing that the health department was planning to scale up its vaccination rate in the coming days.
“The Health Department is contemplating vaccinating one lakh people per day in the state soon,” Sarma said while speaking to reporters here on Tuesday.
“Till Monday, the state had a vaccine stock of 2, 67,000. This morning, the Central Government has sent 5 lakh vaccines (one lakh doses of Covaxin and four lakh doses of Covishield). So, we are now planning to scale up the vaccination rate per day to one lakh as against between 60,000 and 70,000 vaccinations per day earlier,” the Health Minister said.
Sarma said the Assam Government was completely aware of the situation and moving ahead with its measures to tide over the COVID crisis accordingly.
“So there is no reason why people should panic,” he said while reiterating that there was no plan to announce a state-wide lockdown in the state as of now.
The Health Minister further said the COVID curve would take some time to flatten while predicting that the cases should gradually decline after May 15.
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