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CAPT. AMARINDER SEEKS PRIORITISED ALLOCATION OF COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PUNJAB


Chandigarh,(Aditi) : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking priority allocation of Covid-19 vaccine to the state, on account of its higher mortality rate resulting from the population age profile and high levels of co-morbidities.

In his letter, the Chief Minister said despite its relatively low case load, the higher fatality rate due to Covid in Punjab, which thus needs special dispensation in the allocation of the vaccine. Pointing out that the vaccines currently under consideration would not perhaps reduce transmission so much as prevent serious disease, Captain Amarinder said that the best use of these vaccines would therefore be in preventing serious illness in the most su