PM Modi says vaccine wastage still high, asks officials to look into it

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Every waste of the amount of vaccine waste, the prime minister said before, because every waste means someone will lose their vaccine dose.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 and the vaccine situation of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 and the vaccine situation of the country.

The waste vaccine in this country is still on the higher side and this remains a problem that needs to be considered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Friday when he reviewed the Covid-19 situation and ongoing vaccination drive. When the peak of the second wave of pandemic levels with each country that reported an increase in the Covid-19 situation, PM Modi led a high-level meeting to review the progress of the vaccination drive.

At a review meeting, where several union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, among others, officers direct the prime minister about the availability of the current vaccine and how vaccine producers increase them. PM was told that the government actively worked with vaccine producers to facilitate more production units, financing and supply of raw materials.

The prime minister was excluded from the advanced visibility provided to state the availability of vaccines, with officials noted that countries have been asked to forward this information to the district level so that there is no discomfort for people, a statement from PMO said.

Vaccine waste can be done for various reasons ranging from vaccine doubts to terminate bottles during transportation. A few weeks ago, the data released data showed Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh as the highest vaccine waters, but the country opposed the claim and said that the center did not have complete data.

The center on Friday said India has surpassed the US in terms of the number of people who have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The number of India was 17.2 crore while the United States stood at 16.9 crores, the center said.

In India, about 45 percent of the 60 plus populations have been covered with at least one dose, members of Niti Aayog (Health) VK Paul. “We have implemented the US in terms of the number of people who have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Convincing that we continue to improve and intensify the vaccine campaign and will be increasingly intensified more in it days to come,” he said.

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