Chief Minister M K Stalin has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a special allocation of one crore vaccine doses to Tamilnadu to vaccinate the targeted population in the shortest possible time.
Stalin said the state has received only 29.18 lakh vaccines for people in 18-44 years category and 1.30 crore vaccines for people above 45 plus years category.
The Chief Minister said, “The success of my government’s effort to eliminate vaccine hesitancy and make vaccine drive a mass movement squarely rests on the doses made available to us.”
Requesting the PM’s immediate intervention to correct the imbalance in vaccine allocation to Tamilnadu, Stalin asked the PM to make a special allocation of one crore vaccine doses to the state so that they are able to vaccinate the targeted population in the shortest possible time.
He said that Tamilnadu has not received vaccines proportionate to its population size, resulting in current acute shortage of vaccines.
“The number of vaccine doses provided to our state is only 302 per thousand eligible population. This is very low when compared to the vaccine doses made available to comparable states like Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan, which are at 533, 493 and 446, respectively,,” he added.