Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday stated his authorities would raise issues of COVID-19 vaccine and Remedisivir drug shortages before Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the digital meet scheduled for immediately.
“We will raise four issues before the Prime Minister in today’s video conference meet. The issues will be; Remdesivir supply and price control, supply of oxygen from nearby states to Maharashtra, shortage of vaccine dosages, and the ventilator operational support,” Tope stated.
The Maharastra Health Minister added that in accordance to the newest launch order of vaccines by the Centre, Maharashtra was solely given 7.5 lakh vaccine dosages. While Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and so forth, have been given much more vaccines than Maharashtra.
He and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar talked to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan instantly after the order and requested for extra doses.
“I have just been informed that the Center increased COVID-19 vaccine doses from 7 lakhs to 17 lakhs. Even this is less because we need 40 lakh vaccine doses a week and 17 lakh doses are not enough,” Tope added.
He additional stated that as a substitute of supplying vaccines to different international locations, provide them to our personal states first. Maharashtra desires a minimum of 40 lakh vaccine dosages each week.
“The centre is helping us but it is not helping us in the way it should be,” the Minister added.
“We are still waiting. We want 1.6 crore vaccine dosages per month and 40 lakh every week because we are vaccinating 6 lakh people every day,” the Minister stated.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will attend a gathering on the Covid-19 scenario within the state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 6.30 pm on Thursday by way of video conferencing.
Maharashtra reported 55,469 new COVID-19 instances and 297 deaths on Wednesday– the best by any state in India. The lively variety of instances within the state stands at 4,72,283. The dying toll within the state has gone up to 56,330.