Bhubaneswar: Indicating possibility of early arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in Odisha, MP Chandrasekhar Sahu said in the all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ruling BJD demanded the Centre for availability of the vaccine in the state on priority basis.
Speaking to mediapersons following the meeting, the Berhampur MP said the state Government demanded the Centre to ensure that Odisha takes part in the vaccination programme in the first place once it begins at the national level.
At the all-party meeting, BJD gave two proposals : prioritizing COVID-19 vaccination programme at national level and preparation of database from grassroots level, he said.
“The PM hailed the state Government’s support to migrants, who retuned from other states, during the lockdown,” said the BJD MP adding that Modi also briefed everyone in the meeting about the status of development of the vaccine by various firms that he reviewed recently.
He adds, “the Centre has directed all states to make taskforce ready for smooth conduct of the vaccination programme and the Odisha Government has said that we are all prepared for the same.”