Kerala should buy Covid vaccine directly instead of waiting for Centre's share: V Muraleedharan


Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had promised that vaccine would be distributed to all for free. The state should take steps for that, Muraleedharan demanded.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan | Photo: ANI

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that considering the Covid surge, Kerala government should purchase vaccine doses directly instead of waiting for the Centre’s share.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had promised that vaccine would be distributed to all for free. The state should initiate steps for that, Muraleedharan demanded.

The vaccine centres in the state are witnessing complete chaos and are becoming virus transmission centres. Those who will get vaccinated on each day should be selected and informed in advance, he added.

The vaccine is given to those who are not registering also and this led to the crisis in Kerala. The Centre will distribute 6.5 lakh doses of vaccine to Kerala within 4 days. A total of 1.12 lakh people were vaccinated within one week here, he stated.

People would panic when the government says that 50 lakh doses are required and only 2 lakh dose is available now. Vaccine required for one week is available in the state now. The health minister and others should not scare the public saying there is no sufficient vaccine in the state, the union minister said.

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