With COVID-19 vaccine distribution all set to start within the nation, Karnataka has made all preparations and is ready to take up the drive, stated Health and Medical Education Minister Ok. Sudhakar on Tuesday.
The Minister, who tweeted concerning the State’s preparedness, stated a complete of 6,30,524 healthcare staff — 2,73,211 from the federal government sector and three,57,313 from the personal sector — had been recognized for vaccination within the first part. In a sequence of tweets, the Minister stated as many as 9,807 educated vaccinators and 28,427 vaccine centres had been ready to take up the inoculation drive. “More centres will be identified soon. We have fed all these details into the Centre’s Co-WIN app,” he stated.
Saying that the Centre was offering all of the infrastructure required for the drive, the Minister stated, “So far, we have received 64 ice-lined refrigerators and 24 lakh syringes. These have been dispatched to the districts. We are expecting more infrastructure, including an additional 31 lakh syringes, from the Centre soon.”
Meanwhile, amid the controversy concerning the approval of two indigenous COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister urged folks to chorus from “unwarranted criticism that will discredit the hard work of our scientists”.