Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to make the Kovid-19 vaccine a priority for the state.
It is worth pointing out that vaccines currently under consideration do not reduce circulation enough to prevent seriousness Disease, Amarinder Singh says that using these vaccines better can prevent serious illness in more susceptible groups, including elderly and high-risk individuals.
The Chief Minister in his letter said that despite the low case load, there is a high mortality from the virus in Punjab, thus requiring special delivery in vaccine allocation.
Amarinder Singh also sought clarification on whether the central government fully funds the cost of vaccines and vaccination supplies for the Kovid-19 vaccination.
He asked for clarity on the principles for identifying priority groups for successive immunizations and leaving the list of priority groups to the state.
The chief minister has sought to broaden the definition of frontline workers for the purpose of immunization to include administrative officials and others responsible for essential tasks.
While the definition of health care workers is relatively accurate and Punjab has collected data based on it, the definition of frontline workers is not clear, as they point out, at present it seems to involve only security forces and municipal workers in primary school teachers.
The chief minister said the private sector health workers would be counted and the center intended to give them vaccines. The general population, if they wish to receive vaccines from government providers.


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