Dr Ashwathnarayan – Dy CM, Karnataka:
Today, in a high-level meeting held with Karnataka COVID task force officials, we have approved to procure additional supply of necessary medicines, RAT kits & RTPCR kits.
A global tender of short term period of just 7 days will be issued for procuring 2 Cr vaccines.
The 2 crore COVID vaccines procured through tendering will augment vaccination for the 18-44 years age group.
In addition to this, an order has been placed for 3 crore vaccines, including 1 crore Covaxin & 2 crores of Covishield.
Further, we have taken following decisions –
1 lakh pulse oximeters will be procured and distributed to all the districts and taluks.
10 lakhs additional Ivermectin is procured, and the supply will begin on May 14.
Triaging would be made mandatory to avoid unnecessary occupancy of beds.
It is also our request to all city dwellers not to go to villages for vaccination.
Wait for your turn in your city. Let’s act responsibly & win this battle against the pandemic.
MK Stalin – CM, Tamil Nadu:
Siddha Medicine is based on the principle ‘Food is Medicine’.
In order to make Siddha treatment available to Covid19 patients Government of Tamil Nadu has given permission for 14 Siddha treatment centers to be opened
I opened the second Siddha center with 70 beds in Meenambakkam today.
Launched the innovative OxyBus service to aid Covid-19 patients during emergencies.BS Yediyurappa – CM, Karnataka
Each makeshift OxyBus supports upto 8 patients.
20 such units will be set up near Govt Hospitals and Triage Centers in Bengaluru, and more units will be set up across the state.
Glad to share that Gandhigram helipad which was inaugurated in March is operational now.Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh
Today in the first sortie doctors administered Covishield vaccination & distributed essential items to fight covid.
Gandhigram is located in Vijaynagar sub division bordering Myanmar.
Additional 45000 vials of Tocilizumab have been allocated to States/UTs to meet its demand across country.DV Sadananda Gowda – union minister
Earlier, 9900 vials of the drug were made to all States on 30th April.
Besides these 2 allocations, another 50024 vials were allotted to states yesterday.
The additional allocation of Tocilizumab will ensure its sufficient availability for COVID patients and augment our efforts to fight the pandemic.
Prioritising Covid care & treatment, State Govt. is providing cashless treatment to Covid patients at 648 Hospitals under Aarogya Sri.Vijayasai Reddy V – MP, YSRCP leader
As on 10th May, 24645 of 47644 beds in Private Hospitals are occupied by COVID19 patients who are receiving cashless treatment under the scheme.
DK Shivakumar – President, Karnataka Congress:
I have asked CM BS Yediyurappa & Dr Sudhakar to give a blueprint & timeline on how they plan to vaccinate all eligible people in Karnataka, but to no avail.
Co-Win registration & booking is cumbersome. There are issues with OTP & the few slots available are booked out within seconds.
What should those without access to CoWIN, smartphones & computers do? They are being left out of the vaccine process deliberately?
Also, there are nearly 65 lakh pending second doses for 45+ but available stock with the State Govt is not at all sufficient. What’s the solution?
The Govt is putting the lives of people at risk, especially that of our senior citizens.
I again appeal to them to transparently lay out a plan of action for vaccination & share it with the people of Karnataka.
This will give people confidence & also decrease vaccine hesitancy.
Happy to share that Central govt has promised to send 2,67,690 doses of Covishield by today evening.
We can then vaccinate 18-44yr olds for 6 more days.
We appeal to the center to support us with regular supply of vaccine doses as this is the only way to defeat the virus!
Delhi’s Vaccination Bulletin, 11th May, 2021:
1,39,261 vaccine doses were administered yesterday, 10th May.
It is the highest single day record for Delhi.
We are grateful to the front line workers for their efforts.
Unfortunately, due to lack of availability of Covaxin for 18-44yr in Delhi, 125+ vaccination sites administering covaxin till today will be closed from tomorrow onwards.
The current Covishield stock will last 3 more days.
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin’s appeal to newly elected MLAs of the state:
Let us overcome political differences and act as people’s representatives to save Tamil Nadu from the Covid19 pandemic!
If the MLAs approach the Govt for preventive measures against the spread of Covid19 immediate relief measures will be taken.
Let’s stand together for a speedy return of normalcy in the lives of the people!
TN CM MK Stalin took oath as a member of the TN Assembly today
In the personal endeavor of strengthening myself and the state in this fight against pandemic, I received the first dose of COVAXIN after 6 weeks of recovering from COVID, as instructed by doctors.
I appeal to everyone to get vaccinated and make Chhattisgarh safe again.
Visited the Arogya Soudha in Magadi Road and BBMP war room in Malleshwaram to review the functioning of the bed allocation system and citizen helpline.
We are ensuring transparency & efficiency in the system for timely availability of beds to Covid-19 patients.
The Oxygen Express with 6 containers carrying 120 MT oxygen has reached Bengaluru.BS Yediyurappa – CM, Karnataka
I thank PM Narendra Modi Ji for the continued support and Union Ministers Piyush Goyal DV Sadananda Gowda & Pralhad Joshi for their efforts to strengthen our fight against the pandemic.