Health Minister Subramanian expresses regret over 2nd dose

Ma Subramanian

Chennai: Tamilnadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian has said it was a matter of concern that about 57 lakh people who had taken the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine has not taken the second dose so far.

He said the sixth edition of the mega vaccination camp, scheduled to be held on 23 October, would focus on administering the vaccine to those due for the second dose.

‘Chief Minister M K Stalin has advised us to focus on those people who need to receive their second dose. In the fifth edition of the mega vaccination camp 11 lakh people who needed to receive the second dose were benefitted, while in the fourth edition it was 10 lakh’, Subramanian told the media.

He said 57 lakh people in the State were eligible to receive their second dose of vaccine, while 68 per cent of the eligible population have received the first dose.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu held a review meeting on the plan to hold the sixth mega vaccination camp with senior officials of various government departments including health, police, among others, at the Secretariat here.

 

NT Bureau