BANGKOK, June 15 (TNA) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday apologized for the problems related to vaccine allocation while ensuring adequate vaccine supplies to cover the target population.
The prime minister said the government would provide sufficient vaccine supplies to the people as it targeted to administer 100 million doses within this year and also arranged the vaccine procurement plan for next year.
He said as the prime minister, he apologized for the problems that occurred in the vaccine rollout and took full responsibility for that. He instructed relevant agencies to create understanding among the people and ensured transparency in the vaccination campaign.
His remark came after several hospitals postponed vaccination appointments scheduled for this week, citing delays in vaccine deliveries.
Thailand’s total Covid-19 infections surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday morning as it reported 3,000 new cases and 19 deaths over past 24 hours.
Since the pandemic began early last year, there have been a total of 202,264 Covid-19 cases. The death toll was at 1,485. (TNA)