New Delhi: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has urged the government to ramp up COVID testing in states and open vaccination for the age group of 18-45 years.
In a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan, FICCI President Uday Shankar said, “We are currently testing about 11 lakh samples a day, while we are testing 15 lakh samples a day in January.” Levels. In addition, more than 1,200 from the private sector have the capacity to conduct more tests with 2,440 laboratories in the country for COVID testing. ”
Shankar also urged the government to open vaccination for the age group of 18-45, as this age group is acting as a superspeeder of infection in the country, adding that the states should use the facilities in the private sector May be advised To maximize to achieve the desired test capacity.
“Given that there is no shortage of vaccines and there is a huge scope to increase vaccination capacity through greater involvement of the private sector, we urge you to open vaccination for this age group in order to reduce the spread of infection Help. Affairs in the country, “he said.
Shankar also assured the government of the industry’s full support and cooperation in fighting this crisis.