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Discrimination against Maharashtra in COVID-19 vaccine allotment, alleges Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Discrimination in opposition to Maharashtra in COVID-19 vaccine allotment, alleges Well being Minister Rajesh Tope | Information

New Delhi: Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday (April 8) alleged discrimination by the Centre in opposition to the state over allocation of COVID-19 vaccines.
Speaking to reporters, Tope claimed that as per newest launch order of COVID-19 vaccines, Maharashtra has been allotted 7.5 lakh vaccine dosages, whereas BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and so forth. have been given way more vaccines.
“In line with the newest launch order of vaccines from Centre, Maharashtra has been given 7.5 lakh vaccine dosages solely. Whereas Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and so forth have been given way more vaccines than Maharashtra,” Tope was quoted as saying by ANI. 
“Our tempo has elevated, centres have elevated. How can a state that has probably the most variety of instances within the nation get lesser vaccine doses? I talked to Dr Harshavardhan (Union well being minister)… I raised the problem of discrimination with us. We now have probably the most variety of lively sufferers, positivity fee and demise with 12 crore inhabitants. Why we’re given so few vaccines?” he additional requested. 
Hinting at “scarcity” of vaccines in Maharashtra, he stated that Satara, Sangli, Panvel stopped vaccination on Thursday whereas Buldhana has solely at some point’s vaccine inventory left. 
When advised that the Centre has elevated vaccine dosage for the state to 17 lakhs, Tope asserted it’s not sufficient. He stated, “I’ve simply been knowledgeable that the Middle elevated COVID19 vaccine doses from 7 lakhs to 17 lakhs. Even that is much less as a result of we want 40 lakh vaccine doses per week and 17 lakh doses are usually not sufficient.” 
The Well being Minister apprised that Maharastra requires 40 lakh doses per week. “We would like no less than 40 lakh vaccine dosages each week. As a substitute of supplying vaccines to different international locations, provide them to our personal states. The centre helps us however it’s not serving to us in the best way it ought to,” he advised reporters. 
On Wednesday (April 7), Maharashtra reported 59,907 new Covid-19 infections, its highest single-day spike, with 322 fatalities. Its complete tally reached 3,173,261 whereas demise toll stood at 56,652.
(With ANI inputs) 
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