Centre agrees to supply 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to Karnataka: CM Bommai
Centre agrees to supply 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to Karnataka: CM Bommai

Karnataka’s newly-appointed  Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the Central government has agreed to increase the monthly supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the state, from 63-64 lakh doses to 1 crore doses for the month of August, amid rising cases.

The Karnataka chief minister said the health minister informed him that (1.5 crore doses) would be little difficult but would try to supply 1 crore doses to the southern state for August, and increase the supply in the later months. Bommai noted that Karnataka has been allocated about Rs 800 crore fund which will be released from the Centre's Covid emergency fund of about Rs 23,000 crore.

Bommai said the health minister told him that a central direction would be issued with regard to rising cases in bordering districts of Kerala. The CM said he will review the Covid situation in the bordering districts with the respective district administrations after he returns back to Bengaluru. He said he will also review the flood situation in the state. On Friday, the Karnataka CM had called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

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