Twenty-six vaccination centres have been shut in Mumbai, Maharashtra mentioned right now, including that they’re ready for extra vaccine doses from the Centre. Of the centres that shut, 23 centres are situated in Navi Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Celebration chief Sharad Pawar has spoken to Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on the difficulty.
Questioning why the Centre was discriminating in opposition to Maharashtra, state well being minister Rajesh Tope mentioned the populous state wants 40 lakh doses every week and 1.6 crore vaccines a month. “Maharashtra has double the inhabitants of Gujarat. Gujarat has acquired one crore doses and we have now acquired one crore doses,” he mentioned.
Vaccination was halted in elements of the state final night. “Satara, Sangli, Panvel have stopped vaccinations,” Mr Tope mentioned. Pune additionally shut over 100 vaccination centres due to vaccine scarcity, Nationalist Congress Celebration MP Supriya Sule had tweeted.
“I’ve simply been knowledgeable that the Heart elevated COVID19 vaccine doses from 7 lakh to 17 lakh. Even that is much less as a result of we want 40 lakh vaccine doses every week and 17 lakh doses aren’t sufficient,” Mr Tope was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
Maharashtra’s claims of vaccine scarcity has set it on a collision course with the Centre. Dr Harsh Vardhan had accused the state of constructing false claims to divert consideration from its mismanagement of the outbreak.
“The lack of Maharashtra authorities to behave responsibly is past comprehension… The lackadaisical perspective of the state authorities has singularly slowed down your complete nation’s efforts to battle the virus,” Dr Harsh Vardhan had mentioned.
At this time, Mr Tope mentioned, “This isn’t a difficulty that Centre and state ought to battle on. We do not wish to politicise this. We do not wish to blame anybody”.