SOS alert from Maharashtra, vaccines left for just 2 days

Rajesh Tope

Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today accused the Centre of supplying less vaccines to the State which has the highest number of cases.

Pointing out to figures from the Centre’s latest release order, Tope said, “Maharashtra has been given 7.5 lakh vaccine dosages only. While Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana etc have been given far more vaccines than Maharashtra.”

He reportedly said Maharashtra has only two more days of vaccine stock.
The State has asked for a minimum 40 lakh doses to meet the daily target of 4.5 lakh vaccinations, with plans to go up to at least 6 lakh doses per day.

Health officials said they had made multiple requests to the Centre to increase vaccine supply in the last 10 days.

“We have been informed by the Centre that new stocks will come by 15 April. In that case, we may have to halt vaccination for a few days,” said Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas.

 

NT Bureau