Odisha to run out of Covishield by tomorrow, shut 700 vaccine centers

Odisha to run out of Covishield by tomorrow, shut 700 vaccine centers

Due to increasing cases of CoronaVirus in the country, many states have demanded the central government to provide vaccines. Meanwhile, in Odisha, the Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das has written a letter to the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan asking him to provide the necessary vaccines for at least 10 days.

Kishore Das said that at present, about 2.5 lakh people are getting vaccinated daily in Odisha. Due to a shortage of vaccines, we have had to close around 700 vaccination centers in the state. We have stock of 5.34 lakh doses of Covid in the state. With this stock, we will be able to continue vaccination for the next two days.

By April 9, there will be a stock-out of the Covishield vaccine across the state, which will affect the administration as well as delays in vaccination of citizens (45 years and above).

According to the state health department, in Odisha on Wednesday, Corona has 796 new cases with a recovery rate of 266 and one death in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases is now 3,44,647.

There are 4,225 active cases while 3,38,416 patients have been cured.

News Source: Scroll.in

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