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More COVID-19 vaccines to be provided by Centre to help Karnataka meet vaccination target: CM

Basavaraja Bommai on Thursday said that the Centre has agreed to increase the monthly supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Karnataka.

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Bengaluru Published on: August 27, 2021 8:39 IST
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Bengaluru: Health workers inside the vaccination bus during the inauguration of "Vaccination on Wheels" by Narayan Health City

Karnataka CM Basavaraja Bommai on Thursday said that the Centre has agreed to increase the monthly supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the state. CM Bommai was briefing the media about his recent meeting with various union ministers in New Delhi.

"The Union minister has assured to supply more vaccines. This would help in our target of vaccinating 5 lakh people daily," said Bommai.

The CM further said, "We spoke about the National Education Policy 2020 with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and he assured us to come and inaugurate a workshop".

"I have also met Piyush Goyal, to discuss the textile and other industrial policy matters and he assured to provide more facilities for mega textile park and will approve it if the proposal is sent," said Bommai.

"I also met Arun Singh to discuss issues related to the party, and nothing about the portfolios was discussed in the meeting," added Bommai.

When asked about the Mysore alleged gang rape case, Bommai said, "I've spoken to ADGP Pratap Reddy, asking him to take the matter seriously and to investigate it thoroughly. I spoke to Mysore SP to form special teams and whoever will be the culprit, strict legal action to be taken and he also said that they are speaking to the victim and parents and also investigating to nab the culprits".

"I don't endorse the Home minister statement and don't agree with his comment. I have told him to present clarification about his statement, and that's why I have spoken to police officials to report tok me directly," added Bommai. 

Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 1,213 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 29,43,463 and the toll to 37,231, the health department said on Thursday.

The day also saw 1,206 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,86,906. Bengaluru Urban logged the most number of cases (319), as the city saw 205 discharges and two deaths. Active cases in the state stood at 19,300.

(With ANI Inputs)

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