Digital Desk, New Delhi. A vaccination campaign is being carried out for the prevention of coronavirus infection in the country. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the introduction of vaccines to people above 18 years of age from May 1 across the country. The biggest question after this government announcement is the vaccine stock. Does the Center have sufficient stock for all the states? Is it right to say that many states, including Delhi, Maharashtra, are constantly lacking in vaccine? When the ground reality was known about these questions, a big problem came out.
Many states of the country do not have adequate vaccine, due to which it is very difficult to get vaccinations at this time. According to a news published in the Indian Express, Kovid vaccination campaign will not start in many states of India from May 1! On 26 April, Maharashtra officials said that they do not have enough vaccine available for such a large population. Due to lack of vaccine, this operation will be difficult. According to the new guidelines given by the Center, the state will have to arrange its own vaccine.
Other states had to postpone the campaign
On 25 April, five other states also admitted that the next phase of vaccination had been postponed due to the lack of a vaccine. These states include Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Kerala and Assam. Let me tell you that currently assembly elections are going on in Kerala and Assam. The results of which are to come on 2 May. In India, everyone from 18 to 44 years of age has to be vaccinated. Maharashtra is also included in those states; Where the maximum cases of Kovid are present, a large section will be affected if the vaccination campaign does not start from May 1.
Vaccine availability will be affected by election results
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on 25 April that he was skeptical that vaccination of 18- 45-year-old people in the state would begin in the first week of May. Election results are on 2 May, then vaccine availability may be possible. He further explained that the vaccine has been ordered to Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute. Vaccination will start only when the government receives the vaccine. At present, according to the new guidelines of the Central Government, it will be decided that which state will get the vaccine in what amount. Himanta Biswa further said that the results of the Assam election are coming on May 2 and to pay for the vaccine on May 4, so it is difficult to get all 18-45 year olds vaccinated in the first week of May. But the portal for registration will be started.
Talk to SII and Bharat Biotech too
Maharashtra has also written letters to Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech, but no official response has been received yet. The state has talked to three manufacturers, including Dr. Reddy’s Labs. At present, the central government has booked stock for the vaccine. According to the state official, the manufacturer will decide which vaccine to give to which state. The official of the State Health Services Directorate said that the medium of our interaction with the Serum Institute is open and we are in constant conversation, but we do not know how much stock will be available and how much will be supplied in the next few days. The state did not discuss with Dr. Reddy’s Labs because the labs have not yet announced their vaccine rates. Maharashtra Health Minister will work on global proposals for the purchase of vaccines. The registration of registration through CoWIN app will be smooth from April 28 in the state. But the vaccine will not be introduced from May 1. N Ramaswamy, director of the state’s National Health Mission, said the availability of the vaccine was a major problem. Once we have supplies, then we will arrange vaccination for all the people above the age of 18 years.
First state MP to order 45 lakh doses
The Madhya Pradesh government has placed the first order for the vaccine. For vaccination for people above the age of 18 years, the state government has given the first order of 45 lakh doses to Serum Institute. The government will first buy the Kovid vaccine, which will cost Rs 180 crore. 3.40 crore people are to be vaccinated in the state. On which the government will spend 2710 crores.
State where maximum cases
According to India Fight Corona’s tweet, there are 28 lakh 82 thousand 204 active cases in India today, while the number of people recovering is 1 crore 45 lakh 56 thousand 209. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi are the states with the highest number of cases. The rate of infection is highest here. In the last 24 hours, 66 thousand 191 in Maharashtra, 35 thousand 311 in Uttar Pradesh, 34 thousand 804 in Karnataka, 28 thousand 469 in Delhi, 22 thousand 933 cases have been registered in Delhi. A total of 82.5 percent of the people in India have lost the infection.
State where lowest case
While Corona is wreaking havoc on the one hand, there are many other states in the country where the lowest number of corona cases have been reported. These include Sikkam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar, Ladakh, Mizoram.
How many people got vaccinated
According to the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours, 33 lakh 59 thousand 963 people have received both vaccine doses, while the first dose is 20 lakh 95 thousand 233 people and the second dose is 12 lakh 64 thousand 740. Now know how many people have been vaccinated in Corona-affected states for a total of 1 crore 49 lakh 06 thousand 543 in Maharashtra, Karnataka 88 lakh 92 thousand 708, 69 lakh 91 thousand 400 in Kerala, 1 crore 19 lakh 47 in Uttar Pradesh. 728 thousand, and 30 lakh 61 thousand 554 people in Delhi. According to the population of 2011, the total population of Mumbai is 1 crore 25 lakhs, Uttar Pradesh is 19 crore 98 lakhs, Karnataka 6 crore 11 lakhs, Kerala 3 crore 34 lakhs, Delhi has 1 crore 39 lakhs.