Covid 2nd wave declining in Delhi, lockdown was successful: Kejriwal

Asks Centre to share vaccine formula with other companies to scale up production

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, May 11

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that Covid cases were going down in Delhi, so was the second wave.

“With your cooperation lockdown was successful. We've increased number of Oxygen beds in past few days. Yesterday, we started 500 new ICU beds near GTB Hospital. Now there's no shortage of ICU and Oxygen beds in Delhi, the Chief minister said.

He suggested that the Centre share the anti-COVID-19 vaccine formula of the two manufacturers with other companies in the country to scale up production.

Kejriwal said there is a shortage of vaccine across the country and an urgent need to ramp up its manufacturing on war footing while developing a national policy to inoculate everyone in the next few months.

He said the Centre should ensure that all the vaccine manufacturing plants in the country start producing COVID doses.

The two COVID vaccine manufacturers can be provided royalty for use of their formula by other companies, he said.

He said scaling up vaccine production is needed to vaccinate everyone before the onset of the next wave of COVID-19. With inputs from PTI/ANI

 

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