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Tamil Nadu to procure 1.5 crore COVID-19 vaccines in first phase

A medical staff administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at a Chennai Corporation vaccination centre.   | Photo Credit: K. Pichumani

As it gears up to organise free vaccination camps for those in 18-45 age group, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered for the procurement of 1.50 crore COVID-19 vaccines in the first phase.

According to an official release, the orders have been made by the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC). So far, 55.51 lakh people have taken COVID-19 vaccine shots across the State.

Care centre norms eased

Meanwhile, the Greater Chennai Corporation has allowed private hospitals to start COVID Care Centres at hotels without waiting for approval from the civic body. Corporation Commissioner G. Prakash on Wednesday said the centres could begin operations with the necessary facilities forthwith, and just an intimation to the civic body would suffice.

Those running the centres could send the communication by email to jagadeesan.gcc@gmail.com


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