Mumbai COVID-19 vaccine drive to continue from Friday only if state gets supply: Mayor

The COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai will come to a halt from Friday because the shares of vaccine doses about to finish, metropolis mayor Kishori Pednekar informed PTI on Thursday. The COVID-19 vaccination drive might proceed provided that the town receives sufficient variety of doses, she added, reported PTI. “The vaccination drive within the metropolis will certainly come to a halt from Friday…Provided that the town will get the availability (of vaccines), the drive will proceed,” Pednekar stated.

“The prevailing inventory of vaccine doses might final solely until as we speak(Thursday) night and Maharashtra well being minister Rajesh Tope has additionally declared about it,” she added.

“That is for the primary time that Maharashtra goes by such worst state of affairs,” she stated, in response to PTI.

The mayor stated that because of the scarcity of vaccines, it could be tough for the authorities to manage the second dose of vaccines to these individuals who have gotten the primary dose to date.

Maharashtra well being minister, Rajesh Tope on Thursday stated that the state has solely two days of inventory of COVID-19 vaccines, after which it would formally run out of vaccine doses for the immunization drive. “Vaccination has stopped in districts like Satara, Sangli and Panvel. There are lots of extra districts the place it has stopped. We’ve two extra days of inventory,” he stated.

In the meantime, a number of civic-run in addition to personal hospitals within the metropolis have put up boards outdoors their premises, which learn that because of the unavailability of vaccines, the vaccination course of can’t be carried out.

Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday refused Maharashtra authorities’s declare of scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines. “Hue & cry by sure States about partisanship by the Union Govt is only a farce, an try to cover their very own incompetence. Maharashtra and Rajasthan are 2 of the highest three States based mostly on allocation of #COVID19Vaccine doses. Each are non-BJP ruled States,” Harsh Vardhan tweeted.

“Let’s put an finish to concern mongering now! #COVID19Vaccine doses: Whole administered: 9 cr+ In inventory/nearing supply to states: 4.three cr+ The place does query of shortages come up? We’re constantly monitoring & enhancing provide,” the well being minister tweeted.

India reported over 1,26,789 recent instances in final 24 hours with 10 states — Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kerala and Punjab amounting to 84.21% of the entire.

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