Punjab government seeks 40L Covid vaccine doses from Centre

Punjab government seeks 40L Covid vaccine doses from Centre

Chandigarh, July 20

Citing the current demand for more than 2 lakh Covid vaccine doses for the second dose alone, CM Capt Amarinder Singh today demanded 40 lakh more doses from the Centre on an urgent basis to inoculate the eligible population.

The state was expecting 2.46 lakh doses to arrive today but the CM, during a virtual meeting, noted that vaccine remains in short supply, having run out of Covishield and left with mere 3,500 Covaxin doses as of Monday. Punjab has vaccinated more than 90 lakh eligible persons (nearly 37% of eligible population), he said. — TNS

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