Hyderabad: Coming to the rescue of the Telangana government, the Centre has decided to send around 3.62 lakh doses of Covid 19 vaccine to the state by Monday evening.
This follows the request by the chief secretary, Somesh Kumar to the Centre on April 10.
The state informed the Centre that COVID-19 vaccination has been ramped up in the state and the number of jabs on April 9 had crossed 1.15 lakh.
"In the coming days, this will be enhanced to over two lakh doses per day. As you (Centre) are aware that Telangana is left with only 5.66 lakh doses of vaccine which would last for three more days. Therefore, the state requests you to urgently provide at least 30 lakh doses for the next 15 days," Kumar said in the letter.
Since last week, the state has ramped up vaccination drive administering 1.02 lakh jabs on April 8, 1.15 lakh on April 9, 1.62 lakh jabs on April 10. However, with Shortage, the state-administered 97,442 vaccine jabs on April 11.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh is expected to get six lakh doses in the next 2-3 days. The state government has sought 25 lakh vaccine doses from the Centre. The shortage of vaccines has forced the government to shut down several vaccination centers.