Blame the government. from India for ‘ill-planned and ill-conceived’ vaccination campaign
The Center should “wake up” at least now and the Prime Minister or the government should speak to countries where Covishield (AstraZeneca) vaccines are “unused” and import them to speed up the pace of the vaccination campaign in the country as it is. the only solution to control the pandemic, Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said on Friday.
Without mince words, the minister blasted the Center for a “badly planned and badly designed” vaccination campaign consisting of not importing vaccines when necessary, but resorting to their export. The Center later announced the opening of vaccination for the 18-44 age group “without any thought” about supply constraints at a time when 263 crore doses were needed for the program.
Mr Rama Rao was speaking after the inauguration of the 150-bed intensive care unit project at the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) in Gachibowli. It was sponsored by HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association) member companies: Microsoft, Qualcomm, Franklin Templeton, Cognizant and WellsFargo.
“Hyderabad is the vaccine capital of the world, but it is because of the Centre’s reckless policies that the vaccination phase is slow when it should have been over by now. My information is that there are at least 50 crore vaccine doses stored in the United States and Europe, and these can be purchased to vaccinate our people, ”he said.
The Telangana government, on the other hand, recognized the vulnerable sections and started vaccinating people from high-risk categories like taxi drivers, car drivers and delivery men who could be potential super-spreaders. “Our third ongoing household fever survey and medical kit distribution are also yielding results and therefore our number of cases is low compared to neighboring states,” he said.
As the pandemic exposed yawning health systems failures and the government reportedly strives to strengthen medical infrastructure, the computer industry provided 80 crore aid last year and now nearly 15 crore, has he noted and expressed his gratitude.
HYSEA, in association with its NGO partner “NIRMAAN”, provided home isolation kits, livelihood restart kits, rations and hygiene kits to the needy. About 75 existing intensive care beds at TIMS and 20 at Fever Hospital have been upgraded and 75 new intensive care beds will be ready at TIMS by mid-July.
Ventilators, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, beds, masks, flow meters and other vital equipment were also provided to these as well as to the Kondapur Regional Hospital, the hospital Sarojini Devi Eye, Niloufer Hospital, Gandhi Hospital and King Koti Hospital. More than 35 partner companies have contributed around 14.5 crore yen to the mission while a Qualcomm-sponsored oxygen plant is being set up in Nizamabad at a cost of 2.5 crore yen, the said. president Bharani K. Aroll.
Another 10-bed intensive care unit in 28 hospitals in Kamareddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Medchal-Ghatkesar, Mulugu, Rangareddy-Vanasthalipuram, Mahbubnagar and Jadcherla districts.
IT and Industries Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, Rangareddy collector Amoy Kumar, Medical Education Director K. Ramesh Reddy and TIMS Director Vimala Thomas were in attendance.