Centre will allot more vaccine doses to Kerala, says Union Health Minister
New Delhi: The central government has assured that more vaccine doses will be allotted to Kerala to overcome the shortage. The Union health minister informed this during a discussion with Left wing MPs from Kerala. The MPs led by CPM floor leader in Rajya Sabha Elamaram Kareem visited union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya here on Tuesday after Kerala temporarily stopped the vaccination drive due to shortage of doses.
MPs Binoy Viswam, MV Shreyams Kumar, Somaprasad, John Brittas, V Sivadasan and AM Ariff attended the meeting.
Mansukh Mandaviya hailed Kerala as a role model of COVID treatment and vaccination. The union minister also appreciated Kerala’s zero wastage policy in the vaccination drive. He informed the MPs from Kerala that the central government is ready to allot more vaccine doses to Kerala in advance considering the speed of vaccination.
During the meeting, the union health minister also enquired about the number of COVID patients in Kerala and the death toll. Kerala MPs pointed out that the cases increased in Kerala as more people with symptoms are taken for the test.
Meanwhile, the union health minister didn’t confirm the date of providing vaccine doses to Kerala.