The vaccination campaign against the Corona epidemic is scheduled to start in the country from 16 January. In the first phase, health care workers will be vaccinated, but before this there was a dispute between Maharashtra and the Central Government. Both governments have come face to face with vaccination. The central government has retaliated after Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope accused the state of receiving low vaccine doses. The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday dismissed the allegations via Twitter. The ministry said that there is no question of discriminating against any state.
The Ministry of Health stated that the initial 1.65 crore doses of Kovishield and Kovaxin have been provided to all states and union territories in proportion to the database of health care workers. The ministry made several tweets in this matter. He said, “Therefore, there is no question of any discrimination against any state in the allocation of vaccine doses.” .
The ministry further said that states have been advised to conduct vaccination sessions on ten percent reserve or waste and 100 vaccinations a day. Inappropriate numbers of vaccinations per site per day are not advised in any haste. According to the Union Health Ministry, states and union territories have been advised to increase the number of vaccination session sites, which will be operational properly every day.
This is the initial lot of supply of vaccine doses and would be continuously replenished in the weeks to come.
Therefore, any apprehension being expressed on account of deficient supply is totally baseless and unfounded.
– Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 13, 2021
What did the Maharashtra government charge regarding the vaccine?
The Maharashtra government said that so far it has received 9.83 lakh doses of Corona vaccines out of the total requirement of 17.5 lakhs for vaccination in the first phase. Rajesh Tope had said, “The state has received 9.63 lakh vaccines of Kovishield from Serum Institute of India and 20,000 vaccines manufactured by Bharat Biotech.” We have to give two doses of the vaccine to a person within a span of four weeks, thus around 55 per cent of the eight lakh registered health care workers will be able to be vaccinated.
Vaccination will start in the country from January 16
The vaccination campaign against the Corona virus epidemic is scheduled to start in the country from January 16. States have also received Corona vaccines for this. People will be employed in the Covishield and Covicin vaccines of the Serum Institute of India. Earlier this month, both vaccines received a green signal from DCGI. At the same time, earlier, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had said that the central government is fully cooperating with the states and union territories for the vaccine roll-out. He said that preparations are being made for the vaccine roll-out from January 16.