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Sputnik V-makers have agreed to supply vaccine to Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

He also said that there were around 620 cases of black fungus or mucormycosis in the city, but there is a shortage of Amphotericin-B injections used in its treatment.
 

Sputnik V-makers have agreed to supply vaccine to Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published May 26, 2021, 2:30 PM IST
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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the manufacturers of Sputnik V have agreed to supply the Russian anti-Covid vaccine to Delhi. The Delhi CM further added that its quantity is yet to be decided.

He also said that there were around 620 cases of black fungus or mucormycosis in the city, but there is a shortage of Amphotericin-B injections used in its treatment.

"Talks with the makers of Sputnik V are on. They will give us vaccine, but the quantity is yet to be decided. Our officials and the representatives of the vaccine manufacturers met on Tuesday, too," the CM told reporters.

CM Arvind Kejriwal today inaugurated Delhi's first drive-through vaccination centre at Vegas Mall in Sector 12 of Dwarka today.

Speaking at the launch of Delhi's first drive-through vaccination centre at Vegas Mall in Dwarka, he also said that vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer are both suitable for children and the Central government should procure these jabs to vaccinate kids.

He also said that a government-run drive-through vaccination centre will be launched at Chhatrasal on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family informed that more than 22 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs) amid the pandemic so far.

"The government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 22 crore vaccine doses (22,00,59,880) to States and UTs", informed an official release by the ministry.

More than 1.77 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses (1,77,52,594) are still available with the States/Union Territories (UTs) to be administered, it added.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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