Kejriwal reviews 18+ vaccination drive
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday visited Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Rajendra Nagar to review the vaccination drive.
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He said the youth are coming out in large numbers to get vaccinated. Kejriwal said if the vaccine is provided in sufficient quantities, we can achieve our target of vaccinating the entire Delhi in 3 months.
He said the process of vaccination has started successfully but more supply of vaccine is the fundamental requirement right now. He said the Delhi government is working hand-in-hand with the Central government on the issue of oxygen supply; I am hopeful that within some days the situation will improve.
Kejriwal tweeted: “Visited vaccination center at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Rajendra Nagar. Excellent arrangements. Youth are coming out in large numbers to get vaccinated. If the vaccine is provided in sufficient quantities, we can achieve our target of vaccinating whole Delhi in 3 months.”
Kejriwal said: “In Delhi, the vaccination drive has begun in both the private sector and in the government sector. Yesterday Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain visited several Government vaccination centres to review the drive. Today I am here to review the vaccination drive in the private centres.”
He said: “The process of vaccination has started successfully but I think that more supply of vaccine is the fundamental requirement right now. We have received a very less quantity of vaccines. Now the kind of infrastructure we have developed based on that we can ramp up the vaccination drive within 24 hours.”
Kejriwal said: “As I earlier said that we want to vaccinate every citizen within three months but to do that we need proper supply of vaccines. I am very hopeful that we can reach that target but for that proper supply, sufficient supply of vaccine should be ensured.”
Talking about the oxygen situation of Delhi, he said: “To treat the Covid 19 patients the most important thing is the availability of oxygen. But in Delhi, we have a scarcity of oxygen. Whenever the oxygen level of a patient goes down immediately that person should get oxygen support. For the past several days we are battling with the scarcity of oxygen. The Delhi government is working hand-in-hand with the Central government on this matter.”
He said: “We completely understand that the central government is responsible for ensuring oxygen to the entire country. But our only hope is that the central government will provide Delhi with its own quota of required oxygen. During this tough time, we have also received massive support from the Supreme Court and High Court. I am hopeful that in the coming days the situation will improve.”
Kejriwal said: “We are continuously monitoring the situation related to the demand for oxygen. Yesterday we received 43 SOS calls regarding oxygen. I know that there were some unfortunate incidents but right now we are working round the clock to ensure that no fatality in Delhi happens due to lack of oxygen.”
Talking about the lockdown he said: “We will continue the lockdown based on the situation of the Covid-19 cases in Delhi. Right now the citizens of Delhi themself want this lockdown to continue to stop the spread of this virus.”
Kejriwal: “The Delhi government is also working on increasing the number of oxygen beds across Delhi. We are arranging more and more oxygen concentrator and oxygen cylinders to run these dates. I am very hopeful that in the coming days we will be able to increase the number of beds in Delhi significantly.”