Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Health Minister dismisses allegations regarding shortage of COVID vaccines

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has dismissed the allegations regarding shortage and slow availability of COVID vaccines in the country.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has dismissed the allegations regarding shortage and slow availability of COVID vaccines in the country.

In a series of tweets, Mr Mandaviya said, there have been several statements from some states and political representatives regarding shortage and slow availability of COVID vaccines.

He said, such statements are not based on facts and intend to create panic among the people.

The Minister said, the prevailing situation can be better understood by an analysis of the prevailing situation based on evidence and facts.

To enable vaccination through Government and Private hospitals, 11.46 crore vaccine doses were made available to State Governments and Union Territories in June this year by the Central Government.

This availability has been increased to 13.50 crore doses in the month of July. Mr Mandaviya said, based on the discussion with the manufacturers, the government had informed all States and UTs on 19th June, regarding number of doses of the vaccine to be made available in month of July.

The States and UTs have been advised to plan their COVID -19 Vaccination sessions based on the availability of the COVID vaccines so that people of the country do not face any problem.

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