Centre offered Gujarat, UP, MP way more vaccine doses than us, Maharashtra well being minister says

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Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope.

The Centre vs state altercation over Covid vaccine doses witnessed contemporary spherical of allegations from Maharashtra on Thursday. State Well being Minister Rajesh Tope claimed that Gujarat, which has much less inhabitants than Maharashtra, has been offered a a lot bigger inventory of vaccine by the Centre.  

Tope additionally questioned the Modi authorities’s transfer to ship vaccines to varied different nations slightly than offering it to states battling the pandemic.

“We would like a minimum of 40 lakh vaccine dosages each week. As a substitute of supplying vaccines to different nations, provide them to our personal states. The centre helps us however it isn’t serving to us in the best way it ought to,” Rajesh Tope stated. 

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“Gujarat is half of the inhabitants of Maharashtra. Gujarat has obtained 1 crore vaccines until now, nonetheless, we’ve got obtained just one.04 lakhs vaccine dosages,” he added. 

In accordance with the most recent launch order of vaccines from Centre, Maharashtra has been given 7.5 lakh vaccine dosages solely. Whereas Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and different states have been given way more vaccines than Maharashtra, the minister stated. 

Tope stated he and senior NCP chief Sharad Pawar have spoken to Union Well being Minister Dr. Hardh Vardhan over the problem of scarcity of vaccine in Maharashtra. He stated that the Centre has assured Maharashtra the criticism can be appeared into and corrective measures can be taken wherever required.

“I talked to Dr Harshavardhan instantly after this, even Sharad Pawar talked to him. I raised situation of discrimination with us. Now we have most quantity lively sufferers, positivity price and demise with 12 crore inhabitants. Why we’re given so few vaccines?” Tope stated.

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“Harshvardhan Ji assured me that corrections can be performed quickly. We’re nonetheless ready. We would like 1.6 crore vaccine dosages monthly and 40 lakh each week as a result of we’re vaccinating 6 lakh individuals each day,” he stated.

Earlier, a number of experiences stated that vaccination are a number of centres needed to be suspended due to the scarcity of doses.

Harsh Vardhan had on Wednesday denied scarcity of Covid vaccines in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, including that there have been makes an attempt by some state governments to “distract consideration from their failures and unfold panic among the many individuals.”

“I’ve seen statements made by public representatives in Maharashtra about scarcity of vaccines. That is nothing however an try and divert consideration from Maharashtra authorities’s repeated failures to manage the unfold of pandemic. The shortcoming of Maharashtra authorities to behave responsibly is past comprehension,” the Union minister stated in an announcement.

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