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TN Chief minister requests Prime minister for 20 lakh doses of vaccine

Chennai, April 23(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has requested Prime minister Narendra Modi for 20 lakh doses of vaccine for the state. This is at least 10 days vaccine in advance for the state so that vaccination drive is not effected.

Chief minister in a letter to Prime minister Narendra Modi said that the state had administered 47.31 lakh doses of vaccine and is expected to continue 2 lakh doses of vaccine a day.

The Chief minister in his letter to the Prime minister , a copy of which was released to the media said, “ An integrated vaccine complex at Chengalpet in Tamil Nadu was structurally and functionally ready and is awaiting commissioning and validation.  I appeal to you to bring this facility to working condition at the earliest to augment the production of Covid vaccine at the earliest.”

The Tamil Nadu Chief minister in his letter also raised concern on certain individual suppliers prioritizing supplies to  certain states. He also pointed out to the Prime minister on certain national regulators restricting the sale of anti- viral drug Remdesivir only within the state where it is manufactured. He said that such restrictive orders of the states should be barred.

 He also called upon the intervention of the Central government with the states where companies have manufacturing facilities.