Mumbai: Another bad news is coming from Maharashtra, which is struggling badly with the Corona epidemic. Maharashtra might have to stop its coronavirus immunisation drive after a few days because of a shortage of vaccine doses, according to state Health Minister Rajesh Tope. He said Maharashtra needs a stable supply of 40 lakh doses of Covid vaccines each week.
“Currently, we have 14 lakh vaccine doses which will get over in 3 days. We’ve asked for 40 lakh more vaccine doses per week,” Tope said while speaking to reporters.
He also claimed that the state doesn’t have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses at various vaccination centres, and people were apparently sent back owing to the lack of doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines.
The Maharashtra Health Minister added: “I’m not saying that the Center is not giving us vaccines but the speed of delivery of vaccines is slow.”
Tope also said that the Maharashtra government had requested the Centre to vaccinate people of age group 20-40 years on priority as they are getting the most infected because they go out every day.