Why are we allocated few vaccine doses, asks Maharashtra health minister | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday put the Centre on docks as he asked why the country’s worst-hit Covid-19 state is not allocated vaccine doses proportionate to its requirements.
The state minister said that Maharashtra needs at least 1.6 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine per month but the Centre has only allocated 7.5 lakh vaccine doses. The minister said that the Centre is not helping Maharashtra as much as it should.
“According to the latest release order of vaccines from the Centre, Maharashtra has been given 7.5 lakh vaccine dosages only. While Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana etc. have been given far more vaccines than Maharashtra,” said Tope training his guns at the central government.
Tope said that he spoke to Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan immediately after the vaccine order was received and raised “the issue of discrimination”.
“We have the most number active patients, positivity rate and death with 12 crore population. Why we are given so few vaccines?” said the state health minister.
Tope further said that Dr Vardhan assured him that corrections will be done soon.
“We are still waiting. We want 1.6 crore vaccine dosages per month and 40 lakh every week because we are vaccinating 6 lakh people every day,” said Tope.

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