As Maharashtra Flags Vaccine Shortage, Pune, Satara, Panvel Centres Shut

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with the best variety of circumstances.

Mumbai:

Vaccination was halted in components of Maharashtra final night, reportedly as a result of doses have been unavailable.

Amongst districts that stopped giving pictures was Satara. Based on Vinay Gouda, the Chief Govt Officer of the Satara Zilla Parishad, the authorities ran out of doses.

To date round 2.6 lakh individuals over the age of 45 in Satara have obtained no less than one dose every.

Panvel additionally stopped inoculations citing the unavailability of Covid-19 vaccines.

“Vaccination drive briefly halted in all authorities and personal inoculation centres in Panvel, because of unavailability of #COVID19 vaccines. Centres will likely be reopened as soon as vaccines are again in inventory,” stated the Panvel Municipal Company in a discover, in accordance with information company ANI.

Pune additionally shut over 100 vaccination centres due to vaccine scarcity, Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) MP Supriya Sule tweeted final evening.

“Pune District vaccinated 55,539 individuals in 391 vaccination centres as we speak. A number of thousand individuals went again with out being vaccinated as a result of the vaccines inventory was exhausted,” tweeted Ms Sule, whose get together is part of Maharashtra’s ruling coalition.

“109 centres remained shut as we speak as a result of that they had no inventory of vaccines. Our momentum could also be misplaced because of lack of inventory, we stay decided to vaccinate each consenting individual to avoid wasting lives, to interrupt the chain of an infection and to get our economic system again on its ft on the earliest,” she wrote.

“Requesting Hon. Dr Harsh Vardhan ji to kindly assist us with the COVID 19 vaccines.”

Maharashtra has been reporting the best variety of every day circumstances within the nation. On Wednesday, it logged 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances and 322 deaths in 24 hours.

Earlier Wednesday, Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope had flagged fast-depleting shares and had stated the state would run out of vaccines inside three days.

“Shares of vaccine within the state stay just for three days. We’ve got requested the centre to ship extra vaccine. This within the state with the best variety of circumstances daily. In Mumbai additionally shares solely stay for 3 days,” Mr Tope had advised NDTV on Wednesday.

He stated he had advised Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan how critical the scenario was.

“Right this moment (Wednesday) 14 lakh doses can be found, which suggests there’s solely three days’ inventory. So each week we want 40 lakh doses that’s if we vaccinate 5 lakh on a regular basis,” he stated.

The minister stated he had advised Harsh Vardhan: “We do not have doses in most of our vaccination centres… sending individuals again… I’ve been asking you to provide vaccine to us.”

In a separate letter, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi advised Dr Vardhan Maharashtra has solely 48 hours of provide left.

However the Union Well being Minister emphatically denied any vaccine scarcity and hit out at what he known as “deplorable makes an attempt by some state governments to distract consideration from their failures and unfold panic among the many individuals”. The “lackadaisical angle” of Maharashtra had slowed down the complete nation’s efforts to battle the virus, he added

The centre had “no possibility” however prioritise “as long as provide of vaccines stays restricted”, he stated.

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