10 lakh doses for Bengaluru and 5 lakh for Belagavi
Karnataka on Monday received 15 lakh additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine in two consignments to Bengaluru and Belagavi, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
“We were having 12 lakh doses and following our request the Union Health Ministry has allotted an additional 15 lakh doses for Karnataka. Of this, 10 lakh doses have been sent to Bengaluru and 5 lakh to Belagavi,” he said.
Sudhakar said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has interacted with eight States and has advised them to take stringent measures. Maharashtra has imposed tougher measures, let us not push ourselves into such a situation where tough measures become inevitable. We should not underestimate the scale and speed in which infection is spreading. We need to consider the pandemic seriously till May end, he added.
The Minister also said that Karnataka has already vaccinated around 46 lakh people. “The State has vaccinated 45,95,086 people so far. This includes 5,69,507 healthcare workers and 2,46,972 frontline workers who have taken the first dose of vaccination, adding, “As many as 3,48,999 healthcare workers and 92,613 frontline workers have taken the second dose,” he said.