In the middle of proceeded shortage of Covid vaccination, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the Chief Secretary to discover the opportunity of procurement of Sputnik V for the booster shot of 18-44 age group.
Attending to the virtual Covid review meeting , the Chief Minister said the one lakh doses got originally for the 18-44 classification had nearly been completely used. He asked Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to check out Sputnik V as an alternate vaccination for this age group, in which presently the state government is inoculating families of health care employees, co-morbid individuals and also building and construction labour. In the following phase, various other groups, particularly instructors, need to be immunize to enable reopening of the institutions at the earliest, he added.
Referring to the ongoing scarcity of Tocilizumab, Captain Amarinder claimed he had actually talked with the Union Health Minister as well as hoped for supply of some amount tomorrow. He asked the Health Secretary to follow up on the issue with the main federal government. All efforts must be made to continue to make certain that all various other medicines, along with Covid Fateh kits, are quickly offered for Covid people in the state, the Chief Minister emphasized.
Health Secretary Hussan Lal notified the Chief Minister that were was no lack of Fateh Kits as the department currently has a stock of 24000 with an additional 15000 to be all set by tomorrow. Particular areas were most likely postponing grabbing the packages, he added.