Whereas attending the Covid-19 assessment assembly chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged the Centre to allocate vaccines in a 95:5 proportion between authorities and personal hospitals, as an alternative of the present 75:25 ratio.
In a letter to the Union Secretary, Ministry of Well being & Household Welfare, on June 14, Odisha’s Extra Chief Secretary Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra had said non-public hospitals type solely 5 per cent of all well being amenities within the state.
Recapitulating the sooner communication with the central authorities on the difficulty, Patnaik mentioned, “We had earlier written to the Centre to extend the allocation to the state authorities to 95 per cent and cut back the allocation to non-public hospitals to five per cent. This can assist us enhance the tempo of vaccination within the state.”
Through the assembly, Patnaik additionally requested the Prime Minister to roll out Covid vaccination for kids aged between 12 and 18 years on the earliest.
Screengrab of Covid assessment assembly attended by ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala on Friday.
The chief minister mentioned, “I want to request that the vaccines for the 12-18 age group be prioritised and rolled out on the earliest.”
“Odisha has been performing very effectively in vaccination and our wastage is among the many lowest within the nation. Nonetheless, because of the low presence of personal hospitals within the state, the lifting of the vaccines from the 25 per cent quota has been much less,” he additional mentioned.
Prime Minister Modi held discussions on Friday with the chief ministers of six states: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala, which accounted for almost 80 per cent of the brand new Covid circumstances within the nation final week.
He urged the states to take proactive measures to forestall a 3rd wave of the pandemic and confused transferring ahead with the technique of “test, track, treat and tika (vaccine)”.