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Meghalaya faces shortage of COVID vaccines

Meghalaya is facing shortage of vaccines, the state government informed on Sunday. In this regard, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma held a telephonic

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 May 2021 3:05 AM GMT

A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG: Meghalaya is facing shortage of vaccines, the state government informed on Sunday.

In this regard, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma held a telephonic conversation with Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

"Had a telephonic conversation with @drharshvardhanji on the current covid situation in Meghalaya. Thanked him for all his support and requested to give additional vaccines for our state as there is a shortage in the State," Conrad K. Sangma tweeted.

It has been reported that the state has 63000 vaccines as on Saturday which may last for only five to six days.

On Saturday, the state government had informed that it is taking up the issue of vaccines with the centre to ensure that the supply change should not be disturbed since now people are coming forward to take the vaccine.

Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare department, Sampath Kumar of the state informed that the response of the citizens for the vaccination in Garo Hills was good, even as he added that the problem mostly lie in Khasi and Jaintia Hills.

According to Kumar, a survey done by health authorities in the state suggested that there is a fear among women that taking the vaccine may cause infertility.

Deputy Chief Minister, PrestoneTynsong had also said that fake news has been spreading that if one goes for vaccination it's the sign of 666 which is a superstition.

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