New Delhi: Union Well being Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has criticised former Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his newest tweet pertaining to COVID vaccines in India.
Earlier immediately, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote: “July is here, the vaccines have not arrived”, utilizing the hashtag ‘WhereAreVaccines’.
Reacting to this, Union Well being Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan replied: “Just yesterday, I put out facts on vaccine availability for the month of July. What is Rahul Gandhi Ji’s problem? Does he not read? Does he not understand? There is no vaccine for the virus of arrogance and ignorance!! INC must think of a leadership overhaul!”.
The salvo comes a day after the Union Minister wrote about “seeing irresponsible statements from various leaders regarding Largest Vaccine Drive”.
He acknowledged that “After GoI provided 75 percent of vaccines available for free, vaccination speed picked up and 11.50 crore doses were given in June. States have already been informed in advance about COVID-19 Vaccine supplies for July. This info was shared with States 15 days prior, along with details about day-wise supply”.
A complete of 12 crore doses shall be made accessible in July. personal hospital provide will probably be over and above this. If there are points in states, it exhibits that they should higher plan their vaccination drives. Intra-state planning and logistics are the duty of the states, he added.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan then went on to induce opposition leaders to desist from “their shameless urge to play politics even in the midst of a pandemic”.
He added that he would once more request state leaders to spend extra vitality in planning and “not in creating panic”.
Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had criticised the union authorities. She had alleged that when different states are getting extra vials, Bengal is being neglected although the state has carried out exceptionally in implementing the vaccine scheme.
Chatting with the media, Mamata Banerjee stated, “We have administered 2.17 crore vaccine doses so far of which 18 lakh vials worth Rs 59 crore have been procured by the state government directly from the manufacturers. We have received 1.99 crore doses from the Centre of which 1.90 core have been administered. We are the best state as far as implementation, utilisation and execution of the vaccine drive are concerned.”
Hitting at Modi authorities for “not providing” sufficient vaccine doses to the state, the Chief Minister stated, “We have no vaccines for which we are only administering the second dose now. Uttar Pradesh has received 3.15 crore doses, Maharashtra has got 3.17 crore doses, but we have been left out. Even the smaller states like Gujarat and Rajasthan are getting more doses, but a large state like West Bengal is being deprived”.
In the meantime, in response to the Well being Ministry, a complete of 34,00,76,232 individuals have been vaccinated to date within the nation, together with 42,64,123 who had been administered vaccines within the final 24 hours.
(With Company Inputs)