New Delhi: Amid the scarcity of vaccines following the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 circumstances, a number of states have floated international tenders for the jabs in a bid to extend the inoculation drive.
The improvement comes after a number of states, which have witnessed an enormous surge in every day caseload prior to now few weeks, had been compelled to close vaccination facilities amid vaccine scarcity.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday mentioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in Delhi will float a worldwide tender for procuring coronavirus vaccines. He alleged that the Centre was “forcing” the state governments to ask international tenders for vaccine procurement. Sisodia’s remarks got here as Delhi is at present going through vaccine scarcity amid the second wave of the virus.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had final month mentioned the Maharashtra Government will float a worldwide tender for COVID-19 vaccines and Remdesivir injections. In tune with the identical, the state authorities in a while April 27 floated international tenders for oxygen, Remdesivir vials and PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) crops. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has determined to difficulty a worldwide tender for buy of about 50 lakh doses to ramp up Mumbai’s immunization drive.
In view of the restricted provide of inventory from the Centre, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the senior officers to discover the opportunity of inviting international tenders for coronavirus vaccine. He mentioned earlier on Monday that information and figures pertaining to the supply of Covid vaccine needs to be clearly defined to the folks.
The Telangana Government on Tuesday mentioned it can float international tenders for procuring the vaccine to inoculate the state’s total inhabitants. The determination got here amid scarcity in vaccines availability within the state.
With Odisha witnessing an alarming surge in Covid-19 circumstances, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led authorities on Monday determined to ask international tenders from vaccine producers for procurement of vaccine. The Odisha State Medical Corporation (OSMC) will float the worldwide e-tender, as per a authorities notification.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led authorities had earlier this month floated international e-tenders to acquire 4 crore doses of vaccines from licensed producers. The Uttar Pradesh Medical Supply Corporation Limited (UPMSCL) had earlier on May 5 invited international bids for buying 40 million doses of Covid vaccine.
The state authorities on Tuesday determined to ask international tenders from vaccine producers for procurement of the Covid-19 vaccine. This got here as Karnataka is going through a extreme scarcity of vaccines to manage these above 18 years of age.
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