Telangana: CM KCR decides to provide covid vaccine to entire state for free of cost
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to administer vaccination to entire population in the state irrespective of age limit.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to administer vaccination to entire population in the state irrespective of age limit. He said that in Telangana in addition to state own population, including those who came from different states and working in different sectors, there are about 4 crores of population and among them 35 lakhs have already been vaccinated. The rest would be vaccinated free of cost said the CM.
CM said it would cost more than Rs 2500 crores to vaccinate everyone, and taking in to consideration the importance of lives of people, this amount is worth spending. KCR issued instructions to this effect to the Chief Secretary of the state and officers of Medical and Health department. Accordingly, CM instructed that necessary steps to be initiated to administer vaccination to all.
CM further said that already Bharath Biotech is producing vaccine and in addition to it several institutions including Reddy Labs are coming forward to produce vaccine and hence there will be no dearth for vaccination. In a couple of days after undergoing necessary medical tests and after completely recovering he would hold a high-level review meeting with concerned officials and follow it with personal monitoring of vaccination program said the Chief Minister.
In addition to vaccination program, said the CM, that necessary steps would be taken to see that there is no shortage of Remdesivir as well as other medicines required for corona and also oxygen. CM assured that the Government would go all out to protect people from corona and there is no need to become panicky. He said that large scale sanitation program will also be taken up. CM said that either for Hospital Beds or for medicines government will take all necessary care. However, said the CM, that the people should not be careless in their day-to-day life.
CM appealed to people that let there be no mass gatherings and participation in processions. He also appealed to people that unless it is absolutely necessary, they better avoid to come out and observe self-discipline. CM said that the welfare of people is very important to the government and it will do all that can be done to protect them from corona.