Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at present urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll out COVID-19 vaccination of kids aged between 12 and 18 years on the earliest.
Elevating concern over the anticipated third wave and its influence on youngsters, the CM stated, “I want to request that the vaccines for 12-18 age group could also be prioritised and rolled out on the earliest.”
In the course of the PM ‘s assembly with CMs of six states– Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala, Patnaik additionally sought 95 per cent vaccine allocation for the state.
“Odisha has been performing very properly in vaccination and our wastage is among the many lowest within the nation. Nevertheless, as a consequence of low presence of personal hospitals within the state, lifting of the vaccines from the 25% quota has been much less,” he added.
Reiterating the sooner communication with central authorities on the problem, he stated, “We had written to the Centre to extend the allocation to the state Authorities to 95% and scale back the allocation to non-public hospitals to five%. This can assist us improve the tempo of vaccination within the state.”