- The Captain asked the Center to review the vaccination strategy
- Captain wrote letter to Prime Minister Modi after virtual meeting
- Appeal to bring liver and kidney patients in vaccination as well
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to the central government to allow the states to formulate a strategy of covid vaccination at their level. He asked the central government to revisit its strategy and demanded to bring all the adults and patients suffering from liver and kidney disease under the age of 45 under vaccination in high risk areas.
The Captain made this suggestion to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter written immediately after the virtual meeting. The meeting was held with Chief Ministers of all states to review the status of Covid and vaccination. During the meeting, the Captain apprised the Prime Minister about the state and informed about the steps of the State Government.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present in the meeting. The Chief Minister said that during the second wave of Covid in the state, the UK strain is falling heavily and according to the report of experts ,it is very deadly and will have a detrimental effect on the health of the youth especially.
Due to reports of lack of vaccination in some states, the Captain has appealed to the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare to share the vaccine supply program with the states in the next quarter on the basis of confirmed supply order. The Chief Minister reiterated his appeal that teachers and staff of all educational institutions should be covered in vaccination to make the physical class eligible for resumption after the extreme end of Corona. He has insisted on allowing occupation-based vaccinations to judges and judicial officers, bus drivers and conductors, selected nominees of all levels.