A day after a heated exchange of words between Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Maharashtra over the latest demand for more vaccine stocks, the Center on Thursday increased the allocation of states to doses of 17.43 lakh – from 7.43 lakh was secured on April 1 also increases, from 4.74 to 7.74 lakh doses. Fresh stock is expected in the coming days.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, however, reiterated that they would need at least 40 doses of lakh per week to run its stroke-free vaccination. On Thursday afternoon, Maharashtra had about 12 doses of lakh left, which are expected to be depleted in the next two days. Even 17.43 lakh is inappropriate. We do not want to have a word of mouth situation, Tope said.
An order from the Union Ministry of Health, reached by The Indian Express, indicates that 350 doses of Covishield prostitutes will be distributed in the coming days – Uttar Pradesh will receive 44.98 lakh doses, Madhya Pradesh 33.76 lakh doses, Karnataka 29.06 lakh doses, Haryana 24 lakh, West Bengal 21 lakh, Maharashtra 17.43 lakh and Gujarat 15.57 lakh.
The hardest hit state, Maharashtra is vaccinating close to 4 lakh people every day and has immunized the largest number of people across the country (89.49 lakh). Kerala, which is also seeing an increase, is among the last half in terms of supply as is Rajasthan (new doses 3.83 lakh). Rajasthan accidentally vaccinated the second highest number of people (82.87 lakh).
The opposition has claimed that the Center is favoring BJP-led states in supplying vaccines.
On Thursday evening, Vardhan wrote on Twitter that India has 13 crore doses in total, of which 9.1 crore were used, 2.4 crore are in stock across states, and 1.5 crore are pending and will be shipped soon. “Where does the question of absences arise?”
After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, Gujarat (81.47 lakh), Uttar Pradesh (78.47 lakh) and West Bengal (70.55 lakh) have carried out more vaccinations. The center allocates stocks of vaccines based on daily consumption. But both Maharashtra and Rajasthan have received less supplies, a Maharashtra health official said.
Given our population, it (supply) seems very biased. All of these supplies would be delivered after April 15th. Most districts will not have stocks of 10 onwards, said Maharashtra Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas. On Wednesday, Maharashtra had vaccinated 4.37 lakh people (among its highest daily numbers), but officials said the numbers fell on Thursday due to a lack of stock (data were not available until Thursday evening).
Panvel and Satara have completely stopped immunization, while Sangli, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nashik will stop by Friday. In Mumbai, some centers have stopped vaccinating and almost all of them may have to stop by Saturday.
Navi Mumbai Corporation Commissioner Abhijeet Bangar said: “Many people came and did not find the vaccine. Such a stop will negatively affect our exercise. In Mumbai, civilian officials said the centers did not only have permits for registered immunized recipients and walks.
Tope again questioned Vardhan’s allegation that Maharashtra was not sufficiently covering the priority groups and thus contributing to the Covid-19 case load and that her complaint about the lack of vaccine was intended to divert attention from this. “Our health workers are working tirelessly. We are increasing our beds every day, our testing, treatment and tracking are strong, we have increased RT-PCR tests to 70%, every Center guide is followed… At UP, 10% of tests are RT-PCR… We promote minister (Vardhan) to cooperate with us. “This is not a political issue,” he said. Maharashtra praised “help from the Center” in handling Covid-19, “but we are not getting support to the extent we want,” Tope added.
Comparing Maharashtra with Gujarat, the Minister of Health said, They have 17,348 active Covid cases, we have 5 lakh. There are more deaths in Maharashtra than Gujarat. Their population is half of ours, and we are vaccinating more, but Gujarat has so far received 1 dose and Maharashtra 1.06 million. ”
While health is a state entity, Tope noted, the immune system is being controlled by the Center and states cannot procure vaccines individually. He said Maharashtra has demanded that vaccination be extended to people between the ages of 20-40 and allow Haffkine Pharmaceuticals, Parel, to produce vaccines.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he had also spoken to Vardhan on Wednesday about the lack of vaccines. He said the Health Minister had assured that the Center would stay close to Maharashtra and other states to address the situation.
Tope asked the Union Ministry of Health to also release data from the Model Census Survey on the performance of states in relation to Covid-19 and to share a detailed report on the genome ranking of samples tested in Maharashtra.
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