With Delhi observing a surge in coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote to PM Narendra Modi, asking for relaxing the norms for opening vaccination centres and also lift the age criterion for getting inoculated. He claimed that Delhi Government can vaccinate all the residents of the city within three months if the necessary permissions are granted by the centre.
“The inflation in coronavirus cases across the country had presented a new concern and challenge, we will have to move the vaccination campaign more speedily,” Kejriwal wrote to the Prime Minister.
“The rapid spread of infection amid immunization campaigns suggest that we must move the vaccination campaign forward in a more swift manner,” he said.
According to Central government instructions, vaccination centers can be set up only at hospitals or dispensaries. The vaccination drive in the last three months has shown that the vaccine is safe, Kejriwal said.
“It is, therefore, requested that this condition be removed so that vaccination centers can be setup on large scale.”
The Delhi Chief Minister in his letter to Modi also mentioned that its a matter of great pride that India developed an effective vaccine in record time owing to the brilliant talent and hard work of its scientists, experts and doctors in the global war against the COVID-19 pandemic.