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TN Chief Minister writes to Prime Minister for 50 lakh doses of vaccine every week

- September 20, 2021

Chennai, Sept 19 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin has on Monday written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi apprising him of the resounding success in the two mega vaccination camps held in the state on September 12 and 19 as also the need for 50 lakh additional doses of vaccine every week.

Stalin in the letter pointed out that this additional doses of vaccine were necessary to make up for the first four months of delay in inoculating and to provide at least one dose of the vaccine to the whole population of Tamil Nadu by the end of October.

Chief Minister in the letter mentioned that during the September 12 and 19 mega camps, a total of 45 lakh people were inoculated across the state.

He mentioned that the Government of India had provided 3.97 crore doses of vaccine and 2.21 crore of AD syringes of 0.5 ml capacity to the state.

The state Chief Minister also mentioned that by utilising the most from each 10 ml dose of vaccine, the state was able to inoculate 4.13 crore people using the doses supplied by the Central government.

He said that the state of Tamil Nadu has the capacity to inoculate 50 lakh people each week and that he had directed his officers to closely liaise with the Ministry of Health officials of the Government of India.

The Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister to provide 50 lakh doses of vaccine every week along with an equal volume of 0.5 ml of disposable syringes.

Stalin said that taking into account the population of the state and the large number of people who are yet to be inoculated with at least one dose of the vaccine, the state has no other option but to conduct mega vaccine camps every week and requires around 50 lakh doses of vaccine for that every week.