The concern of vaccine scarcity has resulted in a disagreement between the Centre and the states. Leading the warfare is Maharashtra, the place well being minister Rajesh Tope issued a dire warning on Wednesday, saying provides would run out in three days until replenished.

He additionally stated that vaccination drive has been stopped at many centres due to the scarcity of doses. On Thursday, Tope stated that the Centre is sending 17 lakh doses, however this quantity can also be much less as Maharashtra wants 40 lakh doses to fulfill its every day goal.

But the Centre accused the Maharashtra authorities of losing the doses.

“Maharashtra has 23 lakh doses, which is supply for five days. Every state has stock for 3-4 days. It is the state’s responsibility to send it to various districts. Maharashtra has, in fact, wasted five lakh doses,” stated Union minister Prakash Javadekar.

On Wednesday, Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan lashed out at Maharashtra authorities, accusing it of “misgovernance” in tackling Covid-19. In a strongly worded assertion, the well being minister stated that Maharashtra adopted “utterly casual approach”.

The assertion was criticised by chief of Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Maharashtra unit and water assets minister Jayant Patil. In a tweet, Patil stated, “The letter circulated by the Union health minister yesterday, is only hatred towards Maharashtra. The role of central government is non-cooperative with Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government as we do not have similar ideology.”

The variety of Covid-19 circumstances had eased in India however a second wave of the virus has since returned with a vengeance, with greater than 126,000 new infections recorded up to now 24 hours, a brand new report.

Several areas have tightened curbs on exercise whereas Maharashtra, the present epicentre of India’s epidemic, is ready to enter a lockdown on the weekend. The state authorities there has additionally introduced a sequence of recent curbs to examine the unfold of the an infection.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to carry a gathering with chief ministers of states on Thursday to take inventory of Covid-19 scenario within the nation and the continuing vaccination drive.

The Centre has additionally dispatched 50 groups to numerous badly-affected states, together with Maharashtra.

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