#Kolkata: Most of the public and private immunization centers in the state are crying out for the vaccine Standing in line in many places hoping to get the vaccine, they have to go back empty handed In this situation, another 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine arrived in the state today.
The vaccine will be taken directly from Dumdum Airport to the Central Drug Store in Bagbazar. The vaccine will be sent to various immunization centers in the state from tomorrow
However, according to the state health department, the 5 lakh dose of vaccine is much less than the demand However, a new vaccine is expected to arrive in the state again next week
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining that the state was not getting enough vaccines than needed. Speaking at a press conference in Malda on April 21, the chief minister said 93 lakh doses of vaccine had been given to people in the state so far. The Chief Minister said that another 10 million doses of vaccine has been immediately sought from the central government
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised free corona vaccine to everyone in the state from April 5. The BJP has also made the same promise on this day They also demanded that if the state comes to power, everyone will be vaccinated free of cost
In addition to vaccines, the state government is also working to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen in the state. On the same day, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay wrote a letter to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan urging him not to divert the oxygen allotted to the state’s health sector.