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Make Arrangements To Deal With Deteriorating COVID-19 Situation: Mamata Directs Bengal Officials

Mumbai: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, yesterday, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the supply of 5.4 crores more vaccine doses, a steady supply of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab medicines and supply of oxygen in the poll-bound state as soon as possible.

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“We have to vaccinate around 2.7 crores and we need 5.4 crore doses. We request for your urgent intervention to ensure that the state gets its requirement of vaccine doses fulfilment at the earliest,” the letter said.

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Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said that the Chief Secretary along with key officials will be doing a press conference at 2 pm to discuss the details of the plan to deal with the COVID-19 situation.

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“With the massive surge in COVID19 cases across India, GoWB is taking all necessary steps to protect its people. I’ve reached out to the PM to help us with additional medicines and vaccines required,” she tweeted.

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“I have also directed all the top officials to make elaborate arrangements and step up their efforts at every level to deal with #COVID19 situation in WB. The Chief Secretary along with key officials will be doing a Press conference at 2 PM to discuss the details of the plan,” she added in another tweet.

 

Meanwhile, West Bengal has reported 8,419 fresh COVID19 cases and 28 deaths, the state health department informed on Sunday.

With this, there are 49,638 active COVID-19 cases in West Bengal, while with 28 new, deaths the death toll in the state has gone up to 10,568.

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