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State to administer vaccine first to those eligible for a second dose

Addressing the concerns, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar asked the administration to ensure funds are made available for vaccination. Keeping the shortage of supply in mind, the state will first administer the vaccine to those eligible for the second dose

State to administer vaccine first to those eligible for a second dose
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Maharashtra State Deputy Chief Minister and Pune District Guardian Minister, Ajit Pawar, recently directed the health department to stay alter regarding the possibility of a possible 'third wave' of coronavirus

In a recently held review meeting, he asked the administration about the ongoing COVID-19 situation and measures taken by the respective districts. The meeting was chaired by Pawar at the Council Hall in Pune, whereby he also mentioned that the state government is making efforts to vaccinate the citizens between the age group of 18 and 44, along with the citizens above 45 years of age.

He informed the officials to reserve the funds for the same as the vaccine is currently available in limited quantities. Pawar confirmed that the vaccination drive will improve once enough vaccines are available in the state, but until then, priority will be given to people who need the second dose of the vaccine. 

Meanwhile, talking about Remdesivir, he said that relatives of all patients have been worried about not receiving Remedesivir injections for the patients, and if any misconduct is noted regarding the same, officials have to investigate the matters against the hospitals. Besides this, strict actions will also have to be taken if a hospital do not release the dead bodies due to the bill. The state should stand by its people and help the needy, Pawar said.

Currently, restrictions have been imposed in the state to break the chain of coronavirus infection amd to ensure the spread is contained, citizens must follow the rules and cooperate with the administration. He also appealed to provide valid and verified information to the citizens by coordinating the availability of oxygen-rich, ventilator beds and the availability of the  vaccines. 

Moreover, grains are being distributed for free to the people under the state government's scheme to ensure the citizens do not face concerns during the pandemic. Pawar asked the administration to strengthen the same, by offering the relevant benefits in a timely manner. 

He also emphasised on improving the healthcare facilities and instructed all the government agencies to carefully plan the same thereby ensure that medical services are adequately available for the children during the third wave of coronavirus infection. He mentioned that necessary preparations should be made to increase the healthcare needs, supply of oxygen, availability of beds and medical services such as Remdesivir injections.

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