Kolkata: A private hospital in West Bengal said that the vaccination center is ready to start the third phase of the vaccination campaign, but has still not received the COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Dr. Rupali Basu, MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital, confirmed that Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) had stated that they would not be able to supply the vaccine until June.
Speaking to the media before Phase 3 of the vaccination program, Dr. Rupali Basu said, “This time, the vaccine will not be supplied (given) by the government and we have been asked to write directly to the manufacturers and we have given Bharat Biotech and Serum Written for vaccines. “
“We have written that they will not be able to supply us vaccines until June, so we still do not have vaccines with us,” he said. We are ready with vaccination centers, but the moment the vaccines come to us, we will be able to vaccinate. “
Talking about Bengal’s holiday program, Basu said, “May 1 is a holiday in Bengal, our election results are on May 2, there are no vaccination days on May 3, our immunization starts from May 5. , So we have four more days. I would expect that I would start a vaccination campaign for the 18-44 age group on 5 May. ”
Delhi, Karnataka and West Bengal are some of the states that have postponed the third phase of the vaccination program citing lack of immunization.
According to the orders of the central government, the third phase of the vaccination campaign will include people between the ages of 18-44.