No shortage in vaccines, we will meet the needs of all states: Union Finance Minister.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the key remarks in the wake of several states expressing concern over the shortage of corona vaccines. Nirmala Sitharaman assured us that there was no shortage of vaccines in the country and that we were going to meet the needs of all the states. It made these comments on the distribution of vaccines as she made her first visit to Bangalore after the second wave calmed down.
Addressing the media in Bangalore, Sitharaman said allocations would be made to each state on the basis of population density and weak sections. The Center has assured that it will supply the vaccines to the states in advance. In this context, the states have to announce seven days in advance how many vaccines they need. She also advised everyone to get vaccinated. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she was happy that private and corporate bodies were doing their part to fight the corona epidemic.
On Thursday, she visited the 100-bed state-of-the-art Covid Care Specialty Hospital in Yelahanka, Bangalore, Karnataka, under the auspices of various private companies, including Boeing India. She said it was commendable to build a care specialty hospital in such a short period of time. Nirmala Sitharaman also announced that Rs 1 crore would be allocated from her MPLAD funds for setting up a neonatal and pediatric ICU at Jayanagar Government Hospital. The Union Minister will visit the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centers today. Karnataka Health Minister Dr. Sudhakar also said that a memorial stupa would be set up in front of hospitals in the state as a mark of respect for the services of doctors in the covid disaster.