Prakash Javadekar Hits Out At Maharasthra’s Demand For COVID-19 Vaccines, Says ‘56% Stay Unused’

A day after Maharashtra’s well being minister Rajesh Tope demanded 2.20 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Centre, atmosphere minister Prakash Javadekar lashed out on the state authorities over mismanagement of the pandemic and the poor administration of vaccines.

The minister took to the micro-blogging website Twitter and criticised the state requesting for extra vaccines whereas stating on the poor administration of vaccines. Javadekar mentioned the state authorities had solely used 23 lakh vaccines out of the entire 54 lakh vaccines despatched until twelfth March whereas 56 per cent vaccines remained unused.

On March 15, Tope had requested the Centre to produce 20 lakh doses per week to the state in a letter written to Union well being minister, who went to Delhi on Tuesday.

“The state is planning to immunise 60-plus age group and 45-plus population with co-morbidities. It needs supply of 2.20 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Covishield and Covaxin) during the next three-and-a-half months. You are requested to supply 20 lakh doses per week to Maharashtra,” Tope mentioned within the letter, as per the PTI report.

Maharashtra has been the worst hit by the coronavirus an infection within the nation.

Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has lately wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, expressing disappointment over the state”s measures to curb unfold of the coronavirus an infection. The state doesn’t appear to be severe about controlling the scenario, the letter mentioned.

A central delegation visited Maharashtra between March 7 and 11 and in addition mentioned the COVID-19 scenario with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. 

In the meantime, the scenario in Maharashtra turned grimmer on Tuesday because the state recorded 17,864 new instances — highest one-day rise this 12 months — and 87 deaths, a well being official mentioned. The caseload within the state rose to 23,47,328 and dying toll reached 52,996.

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