Arvind Kejriwal Says Sputnik V-Makers Have Agreed To Supply Vaccine To Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday informed that Sputnik V producers have agreed to supply vaccines in Delhi but the exact quantity of the vaccine supply is yet to be decided.

Delhi CM while addressing the reporters, said, “Talks are on with them (Sputnik V makers). Their people had a meeting with our officers yesterday. Talks are underway as to what quantity of vaccines will they provide us.”

Kejriwal along with Aakash healthcare center inaugurated a drive-in Covid-19 vaccination center at Vegas Mall of Dwarka, Delhi. He further informed that a government-run vaccination drive center is going to be launched at Chhatrasal on Friday.

Meanwhile, due to a shortage of vaccine doses, various vaccination centers in Delhi are shut and appealed to the Center to produce the foreign vaccines, stated Kejriwal.

Following this, he informed that the manufacturers of Sputnik V have agreed to supply the Russian vaccine to Delhi but its quantity is yet to be determined. He also noted that vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer are both appropriate for children and the Central government should obtain these shots to vaccinate the kids.

While talking to media on lockdown Kejriwal said, “We can’t extend lockdown forever. There will be a gradual lifting of lockdown in the national capital and called for ramping up vaccination on a war footing.” Talking about black fungus he said, “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. We need 3,500 injections but we are just getting 400 does daily.”

Earlier today, Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain addressed a press conference on cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the national capital and said, “On May 23, over 200 cases were reported in one day. Around 600 cases reported in Delhi so far, including people from Delhi as well as outside. Less than 100 cases on 24th and 25th.”

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