Maharashtra has been requested to take “corrective motion” to enhance its efficiency in vaccinating its healthcare and frontline staff. The Centre, which issued the order, had earlier accused the state of spreading panic about vaccine scarcity to divert consideration from its poor vaccination document.
“Maharashtra has vaccinated simply solely 86% of well being staff with first dose… 41% of healthcare staff with second dose. Amongst frontline staff, Maharashtra has vaccinated solely 73% with first dose… Vaccination of frontline staff with second does for Maharashtra is at 41%… In the case of senior residents, Maharashtra has vaccinated simply 25%,” Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had stated on Wednesday.
Accusing Delhi and Punjab of getting equally low figures, the well being minister stated, “The lack of Maharashtra authorities to behave responsibly is past comprehension… The lackadaisical perspective of the state authorities has singularly slowed down all the nation’s efforts to battle the virus”.
Within the night, a letter from Dr Manohar Agnani, the Further Secretary within the Union Well being ministry to Maharashtra’s Principal Secretary stated, “You’re kindly requested to undertake mandatory corrective actions instantly for enhancing the efficiency of COVID-19 vaccination drive in your state/UT”.
Mentioning the vaccination information intimately, the letter stated it brings out the necessity for “stepped up” efforts.
“The first goal of vaccination is to guard the healthcare and pandemic response system, particularly in states having a surge in COVID-19 instances,” the letter learn.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra stated its vaccine shares are operating very low. State Well being Minister Rajesh Tope advised NDTV, “Shares of vaccine within the state stay just for three days.”
“We do not have doses in most of our vaccination centres they usually needed to shut down. They’re sending folks again due to lack of doses,” the minister stated he has advised Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Maharashtra has been the worst sufferer from Covid for the reason that pandemic surfaced within the nation final yr.