Maharashtra: COVID-19 inoculation drive briefly halted in Pune, Panvel and Satara attributable to scarcity of doses

Maharashtra: COVID-19 inoculation drive briefly halted in Pune, Panvel and Satara attributable to scarcity of doses

In highest ever single-day spike, the state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, taking the general caseload to 31,73,261

Maharashtra: COVID-19 inoculation drive temporarily halted in Pune, Panvel and Satara due to shortage of doses

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The coronavirus vaccination drive was briefly halted in a number of components of Maharashtra, together with Pune, Panvel and Satara, attributable to a “scarcity” in vaccine provide.

The event comes at a time when the state is reeling underneath the second wave of the pandemic. In highest ever single-day spike, the state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, taking the general caseload to 31,73,261.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Maharashtra authorities had stated that the state was working wanting vaccines, particularly in city centres, and urged the Centre to ship in further shares.

The official notification issued by the Panvel Municipal Company learn: “Vaccination drive briefly halted in all authorities and personal inoculation centres in Panvel, attributable to unavailability of #COVID19 vaccines. Centres can be reopened as soon as vaccines are again in inventory.”

Pune additionally shut over 100 vaccination centres due to vaccine scarcity, Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) MP Supriya Sule tweeted final evening.

She additionally alleged that a number of folks needed to return dwelling with out getting vaccinated.

“Pune District vaccinated 55,539 individuals in 391 vaccination centres right this moment. A number of thousand folks went again with out being vaccinated as a result of the vaccines inventory was exhausted,” tweeted Sule.

“109 centres remained shut right this moment as a result of they’d no inventory of vaccines. Our momentum could also be misplaced attributable to lack of inventory, we stay decided to vaccinate each consenting particular person to avoid wasting lives, to interrupt the chain of an infection and to get our financial system again on its toes on the earliest. Requesting Honorable Dr Harsh Vardhan ji to kindly assist us with the COVID 19 vaccines,” she stated.

State well being minister Rajesh Tope additionally flagged fast-depleting shares and stated folks should be despatched again as a result of paucity.

Tope stated the state authorities has additionally demanded from the Centre to inoculate folks from the age group of 20-40 years on precedence.

“We shouldn’t have sufficient vaccine doses at varied vaccination centres, and other people should be despatched again attributable to a scarcity of doses. We now have demanded from the Centre that folks of age group 20-40 years should be vaccinated on precedence,” ANI had quoted Tope as saying.

The well being minister stated the state at present has 14 lakh vaccine doses which can get consumed in over three days.

However Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a scathing assault on the Maharashtra authorities over vaccine scarcity claims and termed it a “deplorable try and distract consideration from the failures and unfold panic among the many folks.”

The “lackadaisical angle” of Maharashtra had slowed down your complete nation’s efforts to combat the virus, he added.

Meawhile, Maharashtra continues to report the very best variety of day by day circumstances within the nation. The state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances and 322 deaths within the final 24 hours.

With 1,15,736 new COVID-19 circumstances up to now 24 hours, India recorded its day by day highest spike on Wednesday. The whole rely of circumstances within the nation has reached 1,28,01,785.

The cumulative toll mounted to 1,66,177 after 630 COVID-related deaths have been reported in a day, whereas the lively variety of circumstances stands at 8,43,473, the well being ministry stated on Wednesday.

With inputs from businesses


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