Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh discharged from AIIMS Delhi after recovering from Covid-19

Meanwhile, states like Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab have said that it is impossible to administer vaccines from May 1 due to vaccine shortage
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan SinghTwitter

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has been discharged from All India Institute Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre in Delhi after recovering from Covid-19.

The 89-year-old senior Congress leader was admitted to AIIMS on April 19 after showing mild symptoms. Singh was hospitalised due to old age and co-morbidities. He had undergone bypass surgery in 2009. Reportedly, doctors have said that the former Prime Minister’s health condition is stable.

Meanwhile, with universal vaccination beginning on May 1, many states such as Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab have said that it is highly impossible to administer vaccines for those between 18 to 44 years of age due to vaccine shortage. However, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that the Centre will allocate vaccines to states according to their performance in terms of vaccination. “We have given more than 16 crore vaccines doses to states out of which more than 15 crore doses have been administered,” Vardhan told the media on Thursday.

Vardhan said that over one crore doses are left with the states. He informed that lakhs of doses are in the pipeline and will be delivered in the next few days. Vardhan also asked the people not to panic. “Majority of patients can recover at home while being in touch with a doctor. I am not saying this just as the health minister but also as a doctor,” he said.

Meanwhile, people awaiting the second dose of the Covid vaccine will be given top priority in Kerala. Health Minister KK Shailaja announced that top priority will be given to second dose takers while scheduling the sessions at vaccination centres. Reportedly, there is no need to rush to the vaccination centres for the second dose.

According to reports, the list of those eligible for the second dose in each vaccine centre will be available in the CoWIN app. The Health Minister said that managers in each vaccination centre would inform them with the help of ASHA workers and local bodies.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Kerala excise minister TP Ramakrishnan has asked Kerala State Beverage Corporation Ltd (BevCO) to put a hold on the home delivery of liquor in the state. Reportedly, the decision was taken as the tenure of the current government is coming to an end. However, a decision on the same would be taken after the Assembly election results are declared.

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