Finally on Wednesday, the Kerala government decided to place an order for one crore doses of Covid vaccines.
It would include 70 lakhs doses of Covishield and 30 lakhs Covaxin.
Incidentally for the past few days, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been demanding free vaccine from the Centre.
When it failed to get the desired attention, he said a committee has been formed to look into it and at the appropriate time it would take the decision.
And in its last cabinet meeting of the Vijayan government on Wednesday, the decision was taken and the orders have been placed.
Across the state, as on Tuesday, there were 2,47,181 active cases, which is by far the biggest numbers as it has increased by over 250 per cent, with Tuesday alone recording an all time high of 32,819 positive cases.