‘Mismanagement-caused vaccine shortage’: AAP MLA Atishi targets Centre after UK reduces gap between two doses

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) MLA Atishi on Saturday hit out on the Central authorities after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a discount within the time interval between the primary and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Taking to Twitter, Atishi requested when the UK authorities is lowering the hole between two doses amid the considerations over the Indian variant then why right here the time interval between two jabs is being elevated. She additional attacked the Narendra Modi authorities alleging mismanagement of the Covid-19 handing within the nation.

“If the British Govt is lowering the hole between two doses of the vaccine to cope with the Indian mutant Covid pressure, why is India rising the hole? One wonders whether it is bcoz of medical causes or as a result of mismanagement-caused vaccine scarcity? (sic)” she tweeted.

The assault got here after Prime Minister Boris Johnson had on Friday introduced that the second vaccine doses for the over-50s and clinically weak within the UK shall be accelerated amid considerations over the coronavirus variant first recognized in India.

There shall be solely eight weeks between doses, reasonably than 12 weeks, Johnson had stated.

’12-16 week hole for Covishield’

Amid the extreme second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, India is dealing with a large scarcity of coronavirus vaccines. In view of this, the Central authorities is pushing to boost the manufacturing capabilities within the nation. 

On Friday, the Central authorities accepted a advice by the Nationwide Technical Advisory Group to extend the hole between two doses of Covishield to 12-16 weeks, not like the sooner 8-week hole, whereas on the identical time suggesting no change within the Covaxin dosage interval.

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