Karnataka to receive 4 lakh vaccine doses today: K Sudhakar | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Sudhakar said that the state will receive a total 12.5 lakh vaccine doses over the next seven days
BENGALURU: Karnataka will receive another four lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines by air on Wednesday, said K Sudhakar, health minister.
Sudhakar told reporters on Tuesday that the state will receive a total 12.5 lakh vaccine doses over the next seven days.
“Prior to that, additional stock of four lakh doses will be sent on Wednesday. We have discussed vaccine supply issues with the Centre and the Union health minister has assured us that there will be no shortage of supply,” Sudhakar said.
In a media rele ase, the state health department said Karnataka has vaccinated 27,10,904 beneficiaries till March 22. Also, the state has considerably ramped up coverage with more than two lakh vaccinations on March 22 (Monday) alone.
The health department also revealed that, till date, the state has received 38.8 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the Centre which is being distributed to regional and district vaccine stores from time to time.
“Re-allocation and redistribution of vaccine vials is happening as per requirement in health facilities within the district and also among the districts based on their coverage,” said the release.
The redistribution is being closely monitored at taluk, district and state levels on a daily basis so that there is no shortage of vaccine at any health facility or there is unnecessary excess vaccine stocked at any of the health facilities, said authorities.
The state claimed there are adequate doses of vaccine available at the moment and there is no need for panic among the general public regarding availability.
TOI had published a report on Tuesday, highlighting how the vaccination drive may have to be paused in Karnataka if the state doesn’t receive its next consignment of 12 lakh doses in the next couple of days.
Several hospitals in Bengaluru have either received very few vaccine vials or none at all. At several sites, senior citizens were sent back as there has been no supply from BBMP. Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) had said some of its hospitals were facing vaccine shortage.