On Maharashta Vaccine SOS, Centre Clarifies 1.06 Crore Doses Given, 7.43 Lakh More Being Sent

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Staff pack containers containing vials of COVID-19 vaccine on the Serum Institute of India in Pune. (AP)

Principal secretary (well being) Pradeep Vyas had earlier mentioned that as on Wednesday morning the state has round 14 lakh vaccine doses.

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  • Final Up to date:April 07, 2021, 17:19 IST
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Maharashtra has been supplied 1.06 crore vaccine doses until date, out of which 90.53 lakh jabs have been consumed and seven.43 lakh doses are being despatched, authorities sources advised CNN-Information18 on Wednesday. A senior state well being official had earlier mentioned the state would run out of the Covid-19 vaccine inventory in a day or two and the Centre has been knowledgeable about it.

Principal secretary (well being) Pradeep Vyas had earlier mentioned that as on Wednesday morning the state has round 14 lakh vaccine doses.

“Many districts will run out of the inventory at the moment or tomorrow. The Centre is conscious of the scenario and (we) have additionally communicated in writing,” he mentioned. Maharashtra can simply administer 5 lakh vaccine photographs in a day if there’s a readability on schedule and availability, the official mentioned.

For the previous couple of days, the state has been vaccinating about 4 lakh folks day by day. Almost 82 lakh folks have been vaccinated to this point in Maharashtra for the reason that roll-out of the inoculation drive.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit folks above 25 years to obtain COVID-19 photographs, which he mentioned will defend the younger folks from the speedy unfold of the viral an infection at a time when they’re stepping outdoors their properties to earn a livelihood. In a letter to the PM, Thackeray additionally demanded that Maharashtra be supplied 1.5 crore extra doses of vaccines, which is able to allow the state authorities to finish inside three weeks the vaccination of beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six districts, together with Mumbai.

State Well being Minister Rajesh Tope had additionally mentioned on Wednesday mentioned the state has 14 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine which might final solely three days, and plenty of inoculation centres have been being closed as a result of scarcity of the vaccine. Speaking to reporters, Tope mentioned folks coming to such centres for taking jabs have been being despatched again as there was no provide of vaccine doses.

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