Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday mentioned his authorities would raise issues of COVID-19 vaccine and Remedisivir drug shortages before Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the digital meet scheduled for today.
“We will raise 4 issues before the Prime Minister in today’s video convention meet. The issues will likely be; Remdesivir provide and value management, provide of oxygen from close by states to Maharashtra, shortage of vaccine dosages, and the ventilator operational help,” Tope mentioned.
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 on, have been given way 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’ve simply been knowledgeable that the Center elevated COVID-19 vaccine doses from 7 lakhs to 17 lakhs. Even that is much less as a result of we want 40 lakh vaccine doses every week and 17 lakh doses are usually not sufficient,” Tope added.
He additional mentioned that as an alternative of supplying vaccines to different nations, provide them to our personal states first. Maharashtra needs not less than 40 lakh vaccine dosages each week.
“The centre helps us however it’s not serving to us in the best way it needs to be,” the Minister added.
“We are nonetheless ready. We need 1.6 crore vaccine dosages per thirty days and 40 lakh each week as a result of we’re vaccinating 6 lakh individuals every single day,” the Minister mentioned.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will attend a gathering on the Covid-19 state of affairs within the state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 6.30 pm on Thursday through video conferencing.
Maharashtra reported 55,469 new COVID-19 circumstances and 297 deaths on Wednesday– the very best by any state in India. The energetic variety of circumstances within the state stands at 4,72,283. The loss of life toll within the state has gone up to 56,330.