New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Union Well being Ministry on Friday clarified that there isn’t a vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra.
The ministry quoted some media reviews which alleged vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra, stating that such reviews are incorrect.
“There have been some media reviews alleging vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra, additional stating that attributable to lack of vaccine the state authorities is unable to extend the tempo of vaccination. Such reviews are ill-informed and incorrect,” the ministry mentioned.
It additional mentioned that as per the reviews out there until date, Maharashtra has over 24 lakh unutilised doses of Covaxin, including that an extra 6.35 lakh doses have been obtained on Friday.
The ministry mentioned that as per the weekly consumption information out there on Co-WIN, the typical consumption by Maharashtra for Covaxin to cowl the eligible beneficiaries within the 15-18 age bracket and for the precautionary dose is nearly 2.94 lakh doses per day. Due to this fact, the state has enough vaccine doses for about 10 days to cowl the eligible beneficiaries with Covaxin, the ministry mentioned.
The state has 1.24 crore unutilised and steadiness Covaxin doses out there as on date. With a median consumption of three.57 lakh per day, this can maintain for greater than 30 days for the beneficiaries to be vaccinated utilizing the vaccine, as per the ministry.
Earlier on Friday, Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned that the state is dealing with a scarcity of doses to ramp up the vaccination drive.
“We face a scarcity of Covaxin and Covishield. We’ve got demanded further 50 lakh Covishield doses and 40 lakh Covaxin doses from the Central authorities,” mentioned Tope.
Nonetheless, the ministry mentioned that vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra doesn’t replicate the right image of the out there inventory of steadiness and unutilised vaccine doses with the state.