Delhi obtained over 60,000 Covaxin doses for these above 45 years, Aam Aadmi Get together MLA Atishi mentioned Tuesday, including that the town nonetheless has solely two days of Covaxin inventory for this age group. The Covishield doses for a similar group can last as long as 4 days, she mentioned.
Round 10.75 lakh folks have gotten each the doses within the nationwide capital for the reason that inoculation drive started on January 16.
The AAP chief mentioned that 1.13 lakh beneficiaries obtained jabs on Might 17.
“After Tuesday night, the town may have solely three days of Covishield inventory left for the 18-44 age group. We attraction to the central authorities to make extra vaccines out there for this class instantly,” she mentioned, including the town authorities may need to cease vaccination for them from subsequent week.
The vaccine scarcity comes amid a ferocious second wave of Covid that has left Delhi gasping for breath. Whereas hospitals battled a crippling oxygen scarcity, the social media was flooded with messages from distressed households searching for beds, medicine and oxygen for his or her family members.
Consultants have repeatedly underscored that the vaccination programme needs to be stepped up if the authorities wished to stem the virus transmission.
The scarcity has generated a lot criticism, with even the Delhi Excessive Court docket slamming the federal government’s dialler tune message asking folks to get vaccinated. On Thursday, the courtroom questioned why the “irritating” message was being performed when there was not sufficient vaccine.
(With company inputs)