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Mamata writes to PM, says allow Bengal to buy Covid vaccine directly

Apr 18, 2021 19:57 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the Centre’s permission to “purchase vaccination doses directly with state funds and launch free vaccination campaign covering the entire West Bengal population”.

This is the second such letter that Mamata has darted to the PM since February this year. 

Urging the Centre to increase the supply of Remedesvir and Tocilizumab, she said the supply of two drugs is extremely scarce and uncertain, which has been a matter of grave concern.

She said Bengal needs around 6,000 vials of Remdesvir and 1,000 vials of Tocilizumab daily, but at present only 1000 vials of Remdesvir is available daily and no fresh supply of Tocilizumab is coming. 

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