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Assam stops the first doses of Covaxin again due to a supply shortage

Assam stop the first doses of Covaxin again due to a supply shortage

Assam stops the first doses of Covaxin. There will be a scarcity of the medication, and thus, therefore the new patients will not receive it. only those individuals who are due for their second dosage will be given priority. Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta says on Friday. That the Assam government would devote their resources to only the 1.5 lakh people. Only those who have already received the second dose of the vaccines.

Another spokesperson for the state has also indicated that the state has 3.2 lakh pills of Covishield. And the immunization would go as planned.

42,72,698 persons in Assam have given their doses of Covid vaccination till Friday, including 8,45,242 persons who have been immunized with both doses. According to the minister, the state government has been attempting to purchase additional vaccinations, and in order to do so, the government would provide interest-free loans to private hospitals for three months in order for them to acquire the vaccinations.

According to him, at the moment, 50,000 individuals in Assam are vaccinated every day. With an aim to increase that number to 70,000 by the end of the year.

Mahanta added that the vaccination will be intensified in six of the 34 districts. Kamrup Metro, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar, Nagaon, and Sonitpur. Where there are more instances of the virus, and hence a greater mortality rate, compared to the other districts.

Assam stops the first doses of Covaxin again due to a supply shortage.

He went on to say that the immunization procedure was simplified for tea garden employees, homeless people. And mentally unstable individuals. Those who do not have the needed identification cards.

Reflecting on a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The Health Minister indicated that in order to reduce the positivity and mortality rates in the state. The government would not allow home quarantine to people who are positive for the Covid virus. Whether they are adults or children, regardless of their comorbidities.

On Friday, private hospitals in Assam, which previously used to treat cholera with Covid therapy, received set costs for the treatment.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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