Howl at the vaccine! Odisha shuts down 700 centres due to stock loss; After Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, there is now a shortage of vaccine from Odisha also. The situation is so bad that 700 out of 1400 vaccination centres had to be closed due to vaccine shortage in Odisha. The state health minister has now raised the issue with the Centre.
There has been a severe shortage of corona vaccine in different states of the country. After Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, the same situation has now come to light from Odisha. The situation is so bad that 700 out of 1400 vaccination centres had to be closed due to vaccine shortage in Odisha. Now the state health minister has written to the central government in this regard.
Odisha Health Minister Nab Kishore Das says vaccination work has been stopped at many places in the state, we have only two days of stock left. If new stocks do not come in, vaccination will come to a standstill across the state.
According to the Odisha minister, he currently has 5.34 lakh vaccine doses. Two and a half lakh doses are installed every day in their state, meaning the stock will run out in two days. We have demanded the Centre to send at least 2.5 million doses immediately so that their work can be carried out for the next 10 days.
The health minister claims that he had appealed to the Centre earlier to give 1.5 million vaccines, but there was no response.
Bijya Panigarhi, in charge of vaccination in Odisha, says that earlier 400 centres were closed due to vaccine deficiency, now the number has reached 700. According to Bijya, we had set a target of vaccinating 2 00,000 people on Wednesday, but we were able to get only 1.1million vaccines. There are many districts of Odisha where vaccination has come to a complete standstill.
Maharashtra-Jharkhand have raised questions
There is already a row between Maharashtra and the central government over the shortage of vaccine. Maharashtra said they had only three days of vaccine stock left. Now that the Centre has sent a new stock, maharashtra has been given only 17 lakh doses. Which are quite low according to his needs.
In Maharashtra, vaccination has also come to light in several districts including Satara. According to the Jharkhand government, on the other hand, they have only two days of vaccine stock left.
However, in addition to the claims of the state government, the Centre has said that every state is being given adequate quantity of vaccine. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had also said the previous day that no state will be allowed to run short of vaccine.