Maharashtra Not Lagging Behind In COVID-19 Fight

Uddhav Thackeray additionally sought the availability of antiviral drug remdesivir, oxygen and ventilators (File)


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday instructed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state was not lagging behind within the battle in opposition to COVID- 19, and urged him to affirm that there needs to be no politics on this effort.

He was talking in the course of the video-conference assembly with PM Modi to assessment the coronavirus scenario within the nation.

His assertion comes a day after Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan made a stinging assault on the Maharashtra authorities, saying that it had “singularly slowed down” your entire nation’s effort to battle the virus.

A press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) mentioned that Mr Thackeray requested the Prime Minister to deal with the leaders of all political events, asking them to chorus from indulging in politics on the problem.

He mentioned Maharashtra has elevated the variety of every day exams and requested for added vaccine doses. He additionally sought PM’s assist in procuring oxygen and ventilators from different states.

Mr Thackeray urged PM Modi to approve the proposal of Haffkine Institute to fabricate anti-coronavirus vaccine.

Through the assembly, the union well being secretary expressed satisfaction that out of the entire exams performed, 71 per cent had been RT-PCR exams and 28 per cent speedy antigen exams, and requested the numbers to be elevated, the assertion mentioned.

Mr Thackeray mentioned the state had succeeded in holding the virus in verify, however the grampanchayat elections, marriage occasions resulted within the unfold of the virus. There was a sudden spike in Vidarbha and the unfold was speedy. There was a virus mutation when the scenario was being normalised.

He added that the state authorities goals to finish vaccination of 1.77 crore inhabitants within the precedence listing, for which 40 lakh vaccine doses are required per week.

The state has up to now acquired 1,06,23,500 doses, out of which 92 lakh to 95 lakh have been administered. However the shares have dried up and plenty of vaccine centres have been shut.

He mentioned that the Centre has assured provide of 17.43 lakh doses after April 15, however then there can be interruption within the vaccine drive.

He reiterated the demand for decreasing the vaccination age restrict to 25 years.

Mr Thackeray additionally sought the availability of antiviral drug remdesivir, oxygen and ventilators.

He mentioned that within the final three days, over two lakh exams had been performed every day, out of which 1.25 lakh had been RT-PCR.

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