G. Kishan Reddy, the Union State Home Minister on the 9th of April, confirmed zero wastage of vaccines in Telangana.
Mr. Kishan Reddy said, “Coronavirus could not be controlled without the support of the public and all must follow COVID-19 precautionary measures.”
During his visit to the State run Gandhi Hospital, he inspected the COVID-19 vaccination centres and assured less wastage of vaccination. Recently, on the 7th of April, Telangana reported a shortage of COVID-19 doses. Officials from the Telangana Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department said there was the possibility of no fresh doses of the vaccine being supplied over the next few weeks. They attributed this shortage to the lack of deliveries of COVAXIN doses from the Centre for quite a while now. There is no confirmation from the Centre as to when fresh stocks are likely to arrive.
In addition he lauded the people for their support and asked to continue following the COVID-19 guidelines. Mr. Kishan Reddy said, “The vaccination drive is ongoing across the country and the people who got the vaccine dose should not be negligent and have to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures. There is no shortage of vaccines in Telangana and the government has taken up all the measures in vaccine transportation.”
Kishan Reddy also said, “Serum and Bharat Biotech are producing the vaccines in the country and around 58 countries are producing the vaccine globally. Both COVAXIN and Covishield are giving effective results.”
The vaccination drive which started on the 16th of January is still underway in Telangana. Nearly 16,60,050 people received COVID-19 shots, of which 13,91,599 have been administered the first dose, 2,68,451 people have received both doses.