Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan blasted what he called “hue and cry by some states about partisanship” as “farce” and an effort to mask their own weakness in a vaccine dispute between the centre and some states today.
After states like Maharashtra said they were given less vaccine doses than required for their population size, the Union Health Minister responded with a tweet.
“Hue and cry by certain states about partisanship by the Union Government is just a farce, an attempt to hide their own incompetence. Maharashtra and Rajasthan are two of the top three States based on allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine doses. Both are non-BJP governed states,” Harsh Vardhan posted a tweet recently.
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Maharashtra, which has the highest caseload in the second Covid wave, claims to have supplied just 7.4 lakh vaccines out of 350 lakh doses ordered from vaccine manufacturers Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech. According to state Health Minister Rajesh Tope, the number is disproportionate to the state’s 12 crore population, implying discrimination in comparison to BJP-ruled states.
Maharashtra, according to Mr Tope, needs 40 lakh doses per week and 1.6 crore vaccine shots per month. “Maharashtra has double the population of Gujarat. Gujarat has got one crore doses and we have got one crore doses,” he said.
“Maharashtra was provided only 7.43 lakh out of 350 lakh doses, considering our population it seems very skewed. Haryana gets more than 20 lakh. All these supplies were to be delivered after April 15. Most Districts will have no stock After April 10. Already Satara has stopped vaccination. Sangli will stop after today,” said the minister.
Maharashtra’s vaccine allocation was raised from 7.43 to 17.43 lakh doses after he “made a lot of noise,” he stated.
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