Chennai: Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian revealed on Sunday that Chief Minister MK Stalin will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and request for more coronavirus vaccine doses for the state.
During an interview with ANI, Subramanian said, “When Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin meets PM Modi in Delhi next week he will request to provide more vaccine doses to Tamil Nadu.”
“Death numbers are expected to decrease in coming days. Vaccination is the only solution to get rid of corona infection so people should come forward to get Vaccination,” he added.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi reviewed the COVID-19 vaccination drive jointly which is currently ongoing for vegetable shop vendors at Koyambedu, Chennai.
Speaking about the drive, Subramanian said, “Koyambedu market was a hot spot in first wave. So Chennai corporation, CMDA, and health department are in the Vaccination drive process here. 9,655 people have been vaccinated in Koyambedu. More than 10,000 will get administered today which will be a huge number per day in a single place.”
“Vendors are eager to get vaccinated. We have received 1.6 vaccine doses, out of which 98 lakh vaccine doses have been used till now, as per CM’s advice,” he added.
The minister also announced that the Tamil Nadu government is probably the first in the country where even handicapped were vaccinated at their place. 5,000 handicapped have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the state, he added.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
In a major feat in the fight against the deadly COVID-19, India continued to report less than 1 lakh daily new cases of the novel coronavirus cases, for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday (June 13, 2021), as new cases fell to below 81,000 infections. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country recorded 80,834 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in almost 71 days. The cases were down by 3,498 new infections as compared to the previous day when 84,332 Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday.
On the vaccination front, 25,31,95,048 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the country, the ministry data showed on June 13 morning. Out of these, 34,84,239 doses were given in the last 24 hours.