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April 17, 2021

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Maharashtra asks Centre for minimal 30-35 lakh vaccine doses

The state of Maharashtra has requested the Centra authorities for no less than 30-35 lakh doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to fulfill the each day goal of vaccinating as many as 4.5 lakh beneficiaries.
State immunisation officer Dr D N Patil mentioned every district is performing effectively and therefore, some are exhausting their inventory in a single or two days. “There’s a scarcity presently, and we now have requested the Centre to provide a minimal inventory of vaccines for at the very least a fortnight,” Dr Patil instructed The Indian Specific.

“Going by the determine of 4.5 lakh vaccinations per day, we now have requested for no less than 30-35 lakh doses. We now have nonetheless not obtained a response from the Centre,” Dr Patil mentioned.
Maharashtra lately crossed the milestone of 82 lakh vaccinations and was the best amongst states with a each day file of over 4 lakh vaccinations. Nonetheless, a number of districts have began working out of vaccine inventory.
Well being officers at Sangli district mentioned they ran out of inventory at 3 pm on Wednesday, whereas Satara district well being officers mentioned they might not be capable of conduct vaccinations from Thursday.
Kolhapur is dealing with the same state of affairs, whereas Pune district can pull together with the drive for the following one-two days. Most well being officers within the districts within the Pune area are upset as a number of efforts have been made to mobilise an in any other case hesitant inhabitants to get the vaccine shot.

Ayush Prasad, CEO of Pune Zilla Parishad mentioned there may be immense enthusiasm amongst discipline employees and holding a buffer inventory prepared provides to the boldness ranges amongst immunisation officers on the centres. “Presently we now have a inventory of fifty,000 doses and have procured 20,000 further doses, which at the moment are being instantly distributed to centres,” Prasad mentioned.
Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, Deputy Director of the Pune circle, which incorporates the Pune, Satara and Solapur districts, mentioned that until date, a complete of 15.85 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated, of which 11.36 lakh are from the Pune district. The remaining 2.56 lakh beneficiaries are from Satara, whereas 1.96 lakh beneficiaries are from Solapur district.
Dr Deshmukh admitted some districts might should briefly pause vaccinations until the inventory is replenished. “Pune district has 526 Covid vaccination centres and presently a inventory of 1.20 lakh doses is out there. Different districts might nonetheless run out of inventory within the subsequent one or two days,” Dr Deshmukh mentioned, including that they had been additionally ready for directives from the state.