'Tuesday not our vaccination day': Madhya Pradesh minister clarifies after jabs fall from nearly 17 lakh to less than 5,000
'Tuesday not our vaccination day': Madhya Pradesh minister clarifies after jabs fall from nearly 17 lakh to less than 5,000
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Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, the second day of revised vaccination phase which started on June 21, recorded a massive drop in its vaccination numbers. The state administered only 4,825 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Tuesday. This came only a day after the state topped the vaccination numbers with 16,91,967 jabs.

The Congress party slammed the Centre over the huge fall in vaccine doses administered in the country on the second day of the free universal vaccination drive.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka Jairam Ramesh attacked the Centre over the vaccination trend in Madhya Pradesh. “Madhya Pradesh vaccination trend last 3 days: 20th June: 692 21st June: 16.93 lakhs 22nd June: 4842 Who are we trying to fool?” he tweeted.

Karti P Chidambaram said: "Everything is nothing but 'Event Management'."

"Look at the numbers for MP, Karnataka and Haryana on Sunday to Tuesday. BJP governments pulling a rabbit out of a hat! Pure magic for a day! Watch UP and Gujarat numbers for a few more days," tweeted senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram. "I am appalled that eminent doctors attribute Monday’s record to "planning". The plan was to "doctor" the numbers on Monday," he added.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang on Wednesday responded to criticism. He said the COVID-19 vaccine is administered to people on four days (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) a week. Two days are being reserved to administer pulse polio and measles vaccines, he added.

"It was Monday on June 21, and we organised a mega mass vaccination drive on this day. Tuesday (June 22) is not our vaccination day. The data you're talking about was done by private hospitals only," the minister said.

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