The state government has held two “Tika Utsavs” in the past involving all panchayats and municipal councils.
Sawant further said the opposition parties were “unnecessarily” criticising the Tika Utsavs, when they had been garnering good response from the public.
Meanwhile, the chief minister rubbished reports that the state government had purchased Ivermectin tablets worth Rs 22 crore that would have to be discarded now.
“Ivermectin was supposed to be the part of prophylaxis treatment for COVID-19. We had not purchased any tablet, as the proposal for the same was pending with the state government,” he said.
The Union Health ministry has suspended the use of Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 infection.
Ivermectin tablets had earlier been a part of the home isolation kits, when it was approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).