"No Shortage Of Remdesivir, Need Covid Vaccines": Punjab Health Minister | Read

PUBLISHED ON: April 18, 2021 | Duration: 1 min, 29 sec

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Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday said there was no shortage of antiviral drug Remdesivir, but the state needed vaccine doses against the coronavirus urgently. "We can vaccinate 2 lakh people daily," he said at the NDTV Solutions Summit. Talking about the coronavirus situation in Punjab, he said the state's Covid positivity rate was 4.5 per cent and 30 per cent hospital beds were occupied. He said in the last coronavirus wave, students coming from other states and non-resident Indians or NRIs had contributed to the surge. "We had low testing capacity," he said, adding it has been ramped up massively.
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