S. Faizan Musanna
Although the country should not doubt the Prime Minister’s intentions, as Shakespeare says ” what’s in a name “, but at a time when the country is going through such condition, the ‘ Teeka Utsav ” seems to be inappropriate. Media and politicians are pointing finger at this ‘Teeka Utsav’. States are asking for more vaccine.
Despite all, on the 11th of April, Prime Minister Modi announced a four-day ‘Teeka Utsav’ in the country. On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi has written a letter to the countrymen, giving a four-point formula for the fight against Corona and has appealed to the maximum number of people to get the vaccine. But on the other hand, many states are complaining about a shortage of corona vaccine.
States like Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Telangana is saying that they have a shortage of corona vaccine and if the vaccine is not supplied, they may have to close some vaccination centres. Reports of the closure of the vaccination centres has also come from many states.
First, Maharashtra had complained that they have a shortage of corona vaccine and due to this, they have to close the vaccination centres as well. But after this, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Telangana were also added in this episode.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on April 7, “We do not have adequate vaccine doses at many vaccination centres and people have to be sent back due to lack of doses.” We currently have 1.4 million doses of the vaccine, which will expire in 3 days. We have asked for 4 million more doses of vaccine per week. “
Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh said on April 10 that the stock of Corona vaccine was left for only 5 days in the state.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has said that only 2 days of stock of corona vaccine is left in Rajasthan.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that only 7 to 10 days of vaccine stock is left in the national capital. Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha had written a letter to PM Modi expressing concern about the shortage of the vaccine.
The media had already told in its report that there have been reports of vaccine shortages from many cities of Jharkhand. Doctors, health experts had said that due to inadequate supply of vaccine, many vaccination centres had to be closed.
On April 11, the Telangana state has also said that it is struggling with a shortage of corona vaccines. The state government has requested the Center to give at least 30 lakh doses. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar wrote to the Union Health Secretary that only 5.66 lakh vaccines are left in the state, which will remain for a maximum of three days.
Prime Minister Modi gave a four-point formula in the battle against Corona, on the occasion of the inauguration ‘Teeka Utsav’. He said, “We must remember these four things. Each One,-Vaccinate one. Those who are less educated, elderly, who cannot go and get vaccinated themselves, help them. Each One-Treat One, People who do not have those resources, who are less aware, helps in the treatment of corona. Each One – Save One, I should wear a mask on myself and save own self and save others. , Emphasize it. “
So far 100 million people have been given the Corona vaccine in the country. Only Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala have given 60% of the total vaccine dose.
The prime minister announced the ‘Teeka Utsav’ after meeting the Chief Ministers. Then the PM said that – we should give the corona vaccine to as many people as possible and reduce the waste of the vaccine.
The country is going through perhaps the most difficult time at the moment. Health services, in particular, have almost collapsed. The common citizen of the country is looking towards Prime Minister. Threatening news is coming from almost every corner of the country. The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that disturbing news has started coming from the ‘ Shamshan’ and ” Graveyard’. While the country is struggling with corona, on the other hand, people who are suffering from other diseases are also not getting treated properly. In such a situation, the Prime Minister declared ‘Teeka’ without full enthusiasm. Is it not fair that the Prime Minister must have first measured the required vaccine in the country. I am sure that the Prime Minister must have been informed about the availability of the vaccine.