Vaccine stock to last 10 days: Maharashtra health minister Tope to Javadekar

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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said during a press conference on Wednesday that the Covid-19 vaccine stock would last for 10 days.

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope inspects the Covid-19 vaccine programme. (PTI)
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope inspects the Covid-19 vaccine programme. (PTI)

He said that he gave the Health Minister Union Harsh Vardhan and Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday on the availability of shares based on current daily vaccination trends.

Tope’s comments came after Union Minister Prakash Javadekar blamed the Maharashtra government due to mismanagement of the Covid-19 vaccination drive. He said that the ruling member of the Stiv Sena parliament in the country asked the center more vaccines while Maharashtra only took advantage of 44% of the shares delivered so far.

In Tweet, Javadekar said, “The Maharashtra government only uses 23 lakh [2.3 million] vaccines from a total of 54 lakh [5.4] sent to the state, until March 12. 56% vaccine remains not used. Now, Shiv Sena MP asks More vaccines for the country. One of the first manage pandemic is now a bad vaccine administration. ”

Tope says remembering their target of 300,000 vaccinations every day, they only have a vaccine stock that will last for 10 days. “I have told this to Rajesh Bhushan. At present, the Chairman of the Minister of Uddhav Thackeray also told Prime Minister Narendra Modi about this …” He added that based on targeted inoculation, they wanted more additional vaccination centers.

Tuesday saw a one-day surge in the country’s highest in 167 days with 17,864 new cases (18,317 cases recorded on September 30). The country saw the top of the first wave on September 17 last year with 24,619 cases. Kaseload daily in the state fell to less than 2,000 cases in the first week of February.

On Tuesday, the state also reported 87 deaths, took the victim to 52,996. The state counting was at 2,347,328 with 138,812 active cases. The state fatality rate (CFR) is 2.49% and the recovery rate at 95.66%.

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