Several districts in Maharashtra will run out of the COVID-19 vaccine stock in a day or two and the Centre has been knowledgeable about it, a senior state well being official stated on Wednesday.
IMAGE: A medic administers COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary through the third section of an inoculation drive, at ESIS Hospital Campus in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo
As on Wednesday morning, the state has round 14 lakh vaccine doses, principal secretary (well being) Pradeep Vyas informed PTI.
“Many districts will run out of the stock today or tomorrow. The Centre is aware of the situation and (we) have also communicated in writing,” he stated.
Maharashtra can simply administer 5 lakh vaccine photographs in a day if there’s a readability on schedule and availability, the official stated.
For the previous couple of days, the state has been vaccinating about 4 lakh individuals each day.
Nearly 82 lakh individuals have been vaccinated to this point in Maharashtra because the roll-out of the inoculation drive.
An official assertion on Tuesday stated Maharashtra had obtained 1.06 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, out of which 88 lakh doses have been used whereas the wastage stood at three per cent.
It stated the state authorities will vigorously pursue its demand for extra stock of vaccine doses, contemplating the speedy rise within the COVID-19 instances and enlargement of the vaccination drive.
Notably, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit individuals above 25 years to obtain COVID-19 photographs, which he stated will shield the younger individuals from the speedy unfold of the viral an infection at a time when they’re stepping exterior their houses to earn a livelihood.
In a letter to the PM, Thackeray additionally demanded that Maharashtra be offered 1.5 crore extra doses of vaccines, which is able to allow the state authorities to full inside three weeks the vaccination of beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six districts, together with Mumbai.