Tamil Nadu on Friday acquired 3.65 lakh doses of Covishield.
Prior to the arrival of the consignment, Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma. Subramanian instructed reporters that the State had acquired 1,02,49,000 doses of vaccines to date, of which 97,65,000 had been administered.
“The present stock position is 85,000 doses. This was distributed to the districts on Thursday,” he stated.
With the extra doses reaching the State Vaccine Store, the vaccines might be distributed to all districts. “A schedule for distribution has been readied. When the vaccines reach the districts and are administered, the number of people inoculated in the State will cross a crore,” he stated.
The 3.65 lakh doses of Covishield are a part of the State authorities provide.
Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan stated the preliminary hesitancy and concern of taking COVID-19 vaccines not existed amongst folks, and plenty of had been coming ahead to get immunised now. The similar enthusiasm was not seen in January, he stated.
“Vaccination is the main means to prevent the third wave of COVID-19It is important to fully utilise the programme,” he stated.
The Minister stated 1,299 folks had to date been affected with mucormycosis within the State.
“The task force on mucormycosis is readying a report on treatment protocols and drugs to be used and it will be submitted to the Chief Minister in two days,” he stated.
Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine T. S. Selvavinayagam was additionally current.