Comparatively, allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tamil Nadu is much less and the Center ought to present one crore doses as a particular case, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
All items associated to tackling the coronavirus pandemic should be exempted from Goods and Services Tax and the Center ought to rethink its choice to conduct nationwide degree exams just like the NEET as it might result in virus unfold, Mr Stalin requested PM Modi.
Taking half in a digital interplay PM Modi had with Chief Ministers, Mr Stalin mentioned his authorities has “totally prevented wastage of vaccines,” from earlier six per cent and consciousness has been created efficiently concerning the significance of getting vaccinated.
In view of such consciousness, the demand for vaccines has tremendously elevated in Tamil Nadu, Mr Stalin mentioned.
“However, in comparison with different states, the allocation for our state could be very much less. To deal with this robust scenario, I had requested a particular allocation of 1 crore vaccine doses. I sit up for your assist on this vital situation,” he advised PM Modi.
On July 13, Mr Stalin had mentioned that until July 8, 2021, Tamil Nadu obtained solely 29,18,110 vaccine doses from the Center for folks within the 18-44 years age bracket and 1,30,08,440 for the above 45 years class.
The allocation was very insufficient and Tamil Nadu didn’t obtain vaccines proportionate to its inhabitants, Mr Stalin had mentioned in a letter to PM Modi.
Mr Stalin recalled that he has been requesting exemption for “all items associated to coronavirus” and it needs to be thought of.
“It is alleged that there can be a 3rd wave and we’re taking all precautionary measures to deal with it and the union authorities ought to prolong extra assist to states to deal with such an eventuality,” he mentioned.
“I guarantee you that Tamil Nadu authorities will take all steps to deal with the pandemic and we are going to stand shoulder to shoulder with you (Centre) and all different states to beat the pandemic.”
When colleges and schools continued to be closed down in view of the pandemic, “conducting nationwide degree exams just like the NEET could result in virus unfold,” he mentioned and urged Modi to rethink the choice to carry such checks. NEET has been scheduled to be held on September 12.
Mr Stalin mentioned his newly elected authorities needed to face the robust activity of tackling the second wave of the pandemic and the federal government rose to the problem and curbed virus unfold and introduced down deaths.
“I want to thank the Central authorities for growing oxygen provides and stepping up Remdesivir allocation to Tamil Nadu.”
He additionally outlined the COVID-19 associated reduction initiatives like Rs 4,000 help to rice ration card holders and distribution of reduction hamper, comprising 14 important commodities, to them.
The Tamil Nadu authorities has prolonged the extra rice allocation by the Center for precedence ration card holders to all rice class ration card holders.
Similarly, the union authorities ought to prolong the scheme to all eligible card holders, he mentioned.
PM Modi interacted with Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala on the COVID-19 situation.
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