Latest News Update Mumbai: The number of patients is declining due to lockdown. Therefore, the lockdown should be extended for another ten days, a number of cabinet ministers said in a meeting on Tuesday. Therefore, the matter will be sealed at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, sources said. “There is a possibility of a third wave in September and October, so we have to be fully prepared,” said Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
How much oxygen, remedesivir and other things do you get from the central government every day? It was decided to provide official information on behalf of the government. The decision to issue an official press release was taken at a meeting of ministers, officials said.
Therefore, the truthful information will come to the public in a transparent manner, the officials said. Ministers Vijay Vadettiwar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil and Uday Samant have hinted at increasing the lockdown.
The next phase will require 12 crore doses
From May 1, it will take 12 crore doses to vaccinate citizens between the ages of 18 and 44. The health department has sent a letter to Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech regarding its availability. The state government is committed to vaccination and the availability of vaccines for such a large number of vaccines is a major challenge.
The vaccine would be given free of cost to the economically weaker sections of the population and a final decision would be taken at a cabinet meeting. The proposal has been sent by the health department.
As per the April 26 plan, a decision on whether to provide free corona vaccine to 27,000 people in private hospitals and in Maharashtra for those below 18 years of age will be taken at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Also, a decision will be taken in the cabinet on how many days the lockdown will continue after 1 month. – Ajit Pawar
Question mark on vaccination starting from 1st May
Principal Secretary, Department of Public Health, Dr. Pradeep Vyas sent letters to both Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech. Maharashtra needs 12 crore vaccine doses. How much will you pay for it? How many doses will be given in which month?
That is the question asked in the letter. Both the companies have not yet sent a reply to the state government. If the government asked a question, the two companies were expected to respond promptly; But they did not report anything. This is not the right thing to do, senior officials said. The central government has decided to vaccinate all 18-year-olds from May 1.
At the same time, various private companies, private hospitals and state governments have been allowed to purchase the vaccine separately. However, it is understood that the Serum Institute said in May that it could not heed the demands of the state governments.
As the central government has also been reluctant to vaccinate Maharashtra, the question before the state government is how to start the vaccination campaign starting from May 1. Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope has also expressed his fears about it.