New Delhi: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that states which are smaller than West Bengal have been given more vaccines. He said that due to lack of vaccine, only second doses are being administered in Kolkata on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister said, “We got 1.99 crore corona vaccine doses and out of this we applied 1.90 crore doses. Today we do not have vaccine so we are giving only second dose in Kolkata. Those states which are smaller than West Bengal have got more vaccines than us.
We got 1.99 crores vaccine doses and we have administered 1.90 crore doses. Today we don’t have vaccines so we are giving only second dose in Kolkata. States that are smaller than West Bengal have got more vaccine doses than us: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/e81OtN5A6P
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2021
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
At the same time, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that the second dose of about 75 lakh people in the state is left in July. He tweeted, “We are the first to go ahead in vaccination in the entire country, as a result of this, the second dose of about 75 lakh people in the state is due in July, while GoI has decided to give only about 65 lakh doses, which is a lot. It is less, until we get 1.5 crore doses, we will not be able to apply first, second dose in July.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy yesterday urged the central government to procure and make available those doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the vaccination campaign through government channels, referring to the slow pace of vaccination in private hospitals. Despite this, private establishments did not take it.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday urged the central government to provide more doses of Kovid-19 vaccine to the state, saying that the state does not have a stock of Kovidshield and fewer doses of the vaccine are also available. He said that the state government has repeatedly raised this issue with the Center and he would also take it up with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Taking stock of the vaccination status in Punjab in the Digital Kovid Review meeting, he said that more than 62 lakh people have been vaccinated in the state.
Delhi government also demanded
In order to keep the vaccination going at a higher pace in the national capital, the Delhi government had yesterday requested the Center to make available more stock of anti-Covid vaccines in the national capital before the existing stock runs out. As of Tuesday morning, Delhi had a stock of 5.25 lakh vaccines, which included 3.75 lakh doses of Covishield and 1.5 lakh doses of Covaccine.
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