Maharashtra – the state the place COVID-19 took the utmost toll – is contemplating the potential for importing vaccines instantly for the usage of residents in Mumbai, state minister Aaditya Thackeray instructed NDTV right this moment.
If that occurs, they’ve a “roadmap” to vaccinate the nation’s monetary capital in round three weeks. The fee, he mentioned, is “not an element” and the state authorities is “procurement on the earliest”.
“Like different states, we’re scrambling and struggling for vaccines,” Mr Thackeray instructed NDTV in an unique interview.
“We’re the potential for globally procuring vaccines for Mumbai. If we are able to try this.. we’ve got a roadmap to vaccinate the folks of Mumbai inside three weeks,” he added.
Mr Thackeray mentioned they have been all of the extra constructive about this as a result of the vaccine hesitancy which was prevalent within the days after vaccines have been launched, is kind of gone.
“The vaccine hesitancy has gone away and persons are desperate to get each pictures and keep it up with post-Covid life. I believe that’s essential,” he added.
Whereas the Covid numbers in Mumbai are dropping quick – from 11,000-plus on April 14 to 1,794 during the last 24 hours – Mr Thackeray mentioned, “Till all Indians are vaccinated, all Indians usually are not protected”.
On this matter, he mentioned Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray – who can be his father – has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a unique app than Co-WIN, as a result of with many individuals on the app at a time it’s troublesome to get appointments.