Bangalore: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayan assured that the students pursuing higher education would be vaccinated within 10 days. He has given this information after a meeting with the officials of Health and Medical Education Department. Giving information about Vaccinesh, he said that this facility will be given to the students of Polytechnic, ITI, Engineering, Medical, Paramedical, Diploma, Medical Diploma.
The Deputy Chief Minister further said, “The vaccination campaign for the students pursuing higher education has been started from June 28. Under this campaign, 94,000 students have been vaccinated on the first day itself.
According to the official release issued by the government, 60 lakh vaccines have been supplied to the state in the month of June. The release said that the supply will be increased in the coming months.
During the meeting, there was also discussion about dealing with the third wave. The Deputy Chief Minister said that there was also talk about increasing the quantity of oxygen concentrators in the hospitals. He said that the capacity of oxygen production would be increased by 400 metric tonnes.
The Deputy CM also talked about increasing the capacity of beds including oxygen concentrator. Let us inform that at present there are 58,000 beds in the state while it has been said to increase to 84,000.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that notices have already been sent to private hospitals without oxygen concentrator facilities. In the notice to such hospitals, it has been said that by the end of August, they should compulsorily arrange oxygen.
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