Karnataka Decides to Get 2 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Through Global Tender

Two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses will probably be procured by international tender with the intention to meet the elevated demand and to facilitate vaccination of the age group of 18-44 years, Deputy Chief Minister and state COVID process power head CN Ashwath Narayan mentioned on Tuesday. Along with this, an order has already been been positioned for 3 crore vaccine doses — one crore Covaxin and two crore Covishield, he mentioned.

The choice was taken at a high-level assembly he chaired right here, his workplace mentioned in a press release. “Until now, we had depended solely on vaccines provided by the central authorities and it was not procured from the open market by floating tender. Now, it has been instructed to drift the tender and to finish the method inside seven days,” Narayan mentioned.

Authorities have additionally been instructed to acquire one lakh pulse oximeters and these will probably be distributed to all of the districts and taluks. It is going to be the duty of the District Well being Officers and Taluk Well being Officers to gather the heart beat oximeters again after the contaminated person will get cured.

Later they are going to be used for making a pulse oximeter financial institution, he mentioned. Narayan mentioned 10 lakhs of Ivermectin, the pill which is required to deal with the contaminated, has been procured and its provide will start on Could 14.

It has been additional determined to acquire 25 lakh tablets and make them out there in all hospitals throughout the state. Thirty-five lakh zinc tablets and one crore Calcigen tablets will probably be procured and made out there in all district hospitals, taluk hospitals, PHCs, and neighborhood well being centres, Narayan mentioned.

At the moment, 10.50 lakh RAT (Fast Antigen Assessments) kits are in inventory and this will probably be sufficient for seven days. A complete of 50,000 RAT kits are being provided day-after-day. Along with this, it has been determined to acquire 37 lakh RT-PCR kits.

The minister mentioned triaging could be made obligatory to keep away from pointless occupancy of beds and requested city residents to not go to villages to get vaccinated.

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