Maharashtra has been requested to take “corrective action” to enhance its efficiency in vaccinating its healthcare and frontline employees. The Centre, which issued the order, had earlier accused the state of spreading panic about vaccine scarcity to divert consideration from its poor vaccination file.
“Maharashtra has vaccinated just only 86% of health workers with first dose… 41% of healthcare workers with second dose. Among frontline workers, Maharashtra has vaccinated only 73% with first dose… Vaccination of frontline workers with second does for Maharashtra is at 41%… When it comes to senior citizens, Maharashtra has vaccinated just 25%,” Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had mentioned at the moment.
Accusing Delhi and Punjab of getting equally low figures, the well being minister mentioned, “The inability of Maharashtra government to act responsibly is beyond comprehension… The lackadaisical attitude of the state government has singularly bogged down the entire country’s efforts to fight the virus”.
In the night, a letter from Dr Manohar Agnani, the Additional Secretary within the Union Health ministry to Maharashtra’s Principal Secretary mentioned, “You are kindly requested to undertake necessary corrective actions immediately for improving the performance of COVID-19 vaccination drive in your state/UT”.
Mentioning the vaccination knowledge intimately, the letter mentioned it brings out the necessity for “stepped up” efforts.
“The primary objective of vaccination is to protect the healthcare and pandemic response system, especially in states having a surge in COVID-19 cases,” the letter learn.
Earlier at the moment, Maharashtra mentioned its vaccine shares are operating very low. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope advised NDTV, “Stocks of vaccine in the state remain only for three days.”
“We don’t have doses in most of our vaccination centres and they had to shut down. They are sending people back because of lack of doses,” the minister mentioned he has advised Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Maharashtra has been the worst sufferer from Covid for the reason that pandemic surfaced within the nation final yr.