Gujarat government has increased its order for vaccines from earlier 1 crore 50 lakh doses to 2 crore 50 lakh doses. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced this through his social media address yesterday. He said that people above the age of 18 years will get free vaccination on government vaccination centers. He said that the state government has set up about 6000 vaccination centers for smooth running of new phase of vaccination.
Ahmedabad correspondent reports that Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that Gujarat has a stock of more than 7 lakh doses for the current vaccination drive for the people above 45 years. He said that the new phase of vaccination for the people above 18 years will start before 15th May after receiving the new stock of vaccines. Meanwhile, the state government has allowed all the MLAs to spend their grant of Rs.25 lakh to purchase the medical equipment for the government hospitals.
Meanwhile, the government offices in the state will work with 50 percent staff till 15th May. 150 new ambulances have been handed over to the different districts of the state today. Similarly, 140 more doctors have joined duties at DRDO run 900 bed Dhanvantari Covid hospital in Ahmedabad.