Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday dismissed as “farce” the “hue and cry” by sure states about partisanship by the Centre and known as it an try to cover their very own incompetence, saying non-BJP dominated Maharashtra and Rajasthan figured among the many high three states primarily based on allocation of vaccines.
As COVID-19 instances in India hit a file excessive, Vardhan mentioned that 9.1 crore vaccine doses have been utilised, whereas 2.4 crore are in inventory and 1.9 crore vaccines are within the pipeline, indicating there are ample doses out there for all states.
“Hue and cry by sure states about partisanship by the Union authorities is only a farce, an try to cover their very own incompetence. Maharashtra and Rajasthan are 2 of the highest 3 states primarily based on allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
“Each are non-BJP ruled states,” Vardhan mentioned in a tweet.
Releasing the figures, he mentioned in one other tweet, “Let’s put an finish to worry mongering now! #COVID19 vaccine doses: whole administered: 9 cr+ In inventory/nearing supply to states: 4.3 cr+ The place does query of shortages come up? We’re repeatedly monitoring and enhancing provide.”
In a strongly worded assertion Vardhan on Wednesday hit out at Maharashtra and another states, accusing them of making an attempt to cowl their “failures” and spreading panic amongst individuals by demanding vaccination of all with out inoculating sufficient of eligible beneficiaries.
Folks above the age of 45 are at the moment eligible for vaccination.
Vardhan additionally mentioned the allegations of vaccine scarcity are totally baseless and the states, together with Maharashtra want to enhance the implementation of their testing and containment methods and vaccination drive.
He mentioned the “lackadaisical” angle of the Maharashtra authorities has “singularly slowed down” your entire nation’s efforts to battle the virus.
Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday sought to know why the state was getting fewer variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses as in comparison with another states, together with Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, whilst it’s main the vaccination drive and has the best variety of lively instances within the nation.