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Centre offers Rs 800 crore Covid-related funds to Karnataka

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Centre offers Rs 800 crore Covid-related funds to Karnataka

Chief Minister Bommai says Union Health Minister has assured 1 crore vaccines to Karnataka

NEW DELHI:

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has agreed to sanction Rs 800 crore for expanding Karnataka’s health infrastructure like ICUs, oxygen plants and essential medicines in advance of a likely Covid 3rd wave.

He was addressing the media in the national capital after his meeting with the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister.

“We had requested a supply of 1.5 crore vaccines for the state. The Union minister has assured a supply of about 1 crore vaccines. This will help in providing 2-3 lakh vaccinations daily,” the CM added.

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According to Bommai, the Union minister said guidelines will be released soon regarding prevention of a Covid 3rd wave, the vaccination drive and imposing restrictions at Karnataka’s borders in the wake of a spike in cases in neighbouring Kerala.

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