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No VIP Or Non-VIP Categories For COVID-19 Vaccine



Arvind Kejriwal mentioned the state of affairs in Delhi hasn’t gone uncontrolled. (FILE)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday mentioned there shouldn’t be “VIP or non-VIP categories” for vaccinating folks in opposition to COVID-19 as everybody’s life is vital and precedence ought to as a substitute be given to “corona warriors”, susceptible teams comparable to senior residents, and people having comorbidities.

The chief minister mentioned that it was doubtless that the distribution plan of the vaccination will probably be ready by the central authorities, however he would like “priority-based” vaccination which is “technical rather than political in nature”.

“The whole world is eagerly waiting for a vaccine, the Delhi government is too. Perhaps, the distribution plan will be made by the central government. If they ask for our suggestion… there should not be VIP or non-VIP categories when it comes to giving vaccination to people. Everyone is equal and everyone”s life is important,” Mr Kejriwal mentioned at The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS), 2020.

He mentioned, “We should do one thing. First priority should be given to corona warriors as they are working hard during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Second priority should be given to those who are vulnerable groups like senior citizens and then those who have comorbidities. If we make such categories, it will be technical in nature rather than political In nature. I would prefer this.”

The nationwide capital has witnessed a surge in coronavirus circumstances since October 28, when the every day rise breached the 5,000-mark for the primary time, and it crossed the 8,000-mark on November 11.

On Wednesday, the an infection tally in Delhi rose to over 5 lakh with 7,486 contemporary circumstances being reported, whereas 131 new fatalities — the best single-day loss of life depend until date — took the toll to 7,943.

During the summit, Mr Kejriwal mentioned regardless of the “severe third wave” of coronavirus in Delhi, the state of affairs has not gone uncontrolled as town authorities has aggressively been following testing, tracing, isolation and different issues underneath the ”Delhi Model”.


He mentioned out of 43,000 lively COVID-19 circumstances within the metropolis, there are 25,000 sufferers underneath dwelling isolation.

“Had we admitted all these 25,000 patients to hospitals, we would not have enough beds in hospitals. The Delhi government is providing tele-counselling and other care to such patients,” he mentioned.

As many as 7,546 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances had been reported on Thursday, taking the an infection tally to over 5.1 lakh whereas 98 extra fatalities pushed the depend to eight,041.

On Thursday, the AAP authorities introduced sweeping measures to manage the state of affairs together with a steep Rs 2,000 high quality for not sporting a masks, reservation of 80 per cent ICU beds in non-public hospitals, doubling testing centres in each district and postponement of non-critical surgical procedures at well being services.

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday mentioned Delhi accounted for 22.39 per cent of the fatalities reported throughout the nation in a span of 24 hours by recording 131 deaths on Wednesday.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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