Odisha Well being Minister Naba Das on Saturday urged the Centre to revise its Covid-19 vaccine allocation ratio between states and personal hospitals.
In a letter to the Centre, Das mentioned that the non-public hospitals in Odisha present well being companies to solely 5 per cent of the State inhabitants and therefore, the federal government must be given a bigger share.
Attributable to poor presence of personal hospitals within the well being care sector within the State, Odisha desires the federal government and personal vaccine allocation ratio of 75:25 to be revised to 95:05 ratio.
He mentioned that the Further Chief Secretary of the State Well being and Household Welfare Division PK Mohapatra had earlier written to the Secretary of the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare whereas urging reconsideration and alter within the tips for implementation of Covid vaccination programme.
The Well being Minister additional mentioned that to assist Odisha obtain 100 per cent vaccination within the State, the Centre ought to allocate vaccines between the federal government and the non-public hospitals within the ratio of 95:05 per cent as a substitute of the prevalent 75:25 per cent.
ACS (Well being) Mohapatra had additionally earlier sought a rise within the State authorities’s share of Covid vaccine to 95 per cent from 75 per cent and allocation of 5 per cent vaccine to non-public hospitals within the State.
Attributable to poor presence of personal hospitals within the well being care sector within the State, the federal government and personal vaccine allocation ratio of 75:25 could also be revised to 95:05 ratio, Mohapatra had mentioned within the letter.