Amid reviews that a number of vaccination centres within the state have halted their immunisation drive resulting from scarcity of vaccines, Chief of Opposition within the state Meeting, Devendra Fadnavis, mentioned on Thursday that solely three states – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan – have acquired a couple of crore doses from the Centre.
“The provision of vaccines relies on the state’s demand and the way many individuals it’s vaccinating. Due to this fact, allegations that the Centre is discriminating towards the MVA authorities is baseless. The place is the query of celebration politics in such issues… whereas Rajasthan is a Congress-ruled state, Maharashtra is dominated by Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress,” Fadnavis instructed mediapersons.
Alleging that lack of well being infrastructure has led to struggling amongst folks resulting from scarcity of ventilators and hospital beds, he added: “Placing the blame on the Centre won’t resolve the disaster.”
“Maharashtra has acquired 1.06 crore vaccines, as per a tweet from DGIPR on April 6. Of them, 91 lakh vaccines have been used. It means 15 lakh are nonetheless left with the federal government. So, why are vaccination centres intentionally shutting down and spreading false information?” Fadnavis requested.
Dismissing the cost that the Modi governmrnt was favouring BJP-ruled states in allocation of vaccines, Fadnavis mentioned: “BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh is the largest state and has acquired solely 92 lakh vaccines. Even Haryana didn’t obtain many doses within the first spherical.”
“The state authorities is indulging in politics over vaccines to divert consideration from its administrative failures… Its picture has taken a beating resulting from courtroom directives towards former residence minister Anil Deshmukh…,” he added.