Andhra CM directs Covid vaccine distribution plan be drawn up

Andhra CM directs Covid vaccine distribution plan be drawn up
Amaravati, Nov 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday directed officials to prepare an action plan on storing and distributing a Covid vaccine once it is ready.

Following a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Reddy held a review meeting with officials and instructed them to focus on the methods to be followed in storing and distributing the vaccine.

"Focus on the infrastructure facilities required for refrigeration of the vaccine," he said.

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Officials have been tasked to prepare an action plan on storing the vaccine at optimum temperature and transporting it to remote places at the same temperature.

They are also required to collect technical information from various companies to conduct a study, along with a review meeting in the future on vaccine-related issues.

On returning to Amaravati from Tirupati after receiving President Ram Nath Kovind, Reddy attended Modi's virtual meeting, in which he took stock of the prevailing coronavirus situation in various states.

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The PM discussed about Covid vaccination and to whom it should be given first, including its distribution mechanism.

By Tuesday, active cases in the southern state have plummeted to 13,024, even as the total number of infections shot up to 8.63 crore.

--IANS

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