‘We have adequate stock of Remdesivir injections’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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The minister also informed that there is available stock of vaccines comprising 3.25 lakh doses of Covidshield and 2 lakh doses of Covaxin.
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Assam receives 1 lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine
Assam Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

‘We have adequate stock of Remdesivir injections’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday informed that Assam is equipped with COVID-19 injections as the state has received a total of five lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines from the union ministry of health and family welfare in the last two days.

Taking to Twitter Sarma wrote, “I wish to reassure citizens of Assam that as of now we have adequate stock of Remdesivir Injections. In fact few days ago, we helped Govts of Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand with some supply. I am continuously monitoring supply of oxygen and Remdesivir so that we face no shortage.”

Speaking to the media, the minister also informed that there is available stock of vaccines comprising 3.25 lakh doses of Covidshield and 2 lakh doses of Covaxin.

He also said that another set of batch will arrive in the state shortly.

Meanwhile, active Covid-19 cases in Assam have gone up to 4,069 with as many as 573 new cases reported on Friday. A total of 32,421 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

Among the new cases, Kamrup (M) recorded 245, while, 47 from Kamrup Rural, 33 from Nagaon, 30 from Sonitpur and 25 from Dibrugarh were also reported.

The cumulative total number of beneficiaries who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Assam to date is 12,80,186 and a total of 2,78,993 beneficiaries received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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