Delhi has resources to vaccinate entire population in 3-4 weeks, says Jain
New Delhi: While addressing a press conference, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that Delhi has enough resources to supply the coronavirus vaccines to the entire city in three to four weeks.
He said that the Delhi government has the facilities like mohalla clinics, polyclinics, dispensaries and hospitals to vaccinate the entire population in quick succession. He also said that there will be no shortage of vaccines.
“We are waiting for the vaccine to be made available. The city has the infrastructure to make it available for the entire population within 3-4 weeks. It will depend on how soon we get it from the central government,” Jain said.
The minister also addressed the coronavirus updates, decreasing positivity rate, availability of beds and vaccine preparations.
Jain said that the positivity rate declined to 8.51 per cent from 15.26 per cent on November 7. He said that there is now availability of more than 9,500 beds in coronavirus hospitals. “Out of which, 1,000 ICU beds are now vacant. The occupancy rate is steadily decreasing,” he said.