A war like situation has begun between the Maharashtra Government and Centre over the vaccination shortage faced by the state of Maharashtra. The state yesterday had sent SOS alert to the Centre over the scarcity and demanded fresh stock to continue with the vaccination but the Centre has denied the fact that the state is facing lack of vaccines.
Amidst the controversy, former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has unveiled some facts about the vaccination stock which was provided to the Maharashtra in a series of tweets.
He wrote, in India, three states - Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat have been given more than 1 crore vaccines. Rajasthan and Gujarat almost have the same count of population.
Maharashtra had received over 1.06 crore vaccine so was tweeted by the DGPR on April 26. Out of which 91 lakh vaccines have been used and now 15 lakh vaccines are still available. Then what is the reason to shut vaccination centers despite having stock.
The state will be provided again with 19 lakh vaccines again in between April 9 to 12.
He further revealed "Uttar Pradesh is the largest state and have received doses of 92 lakh vaccines. It has used 83 lakh doses and has a balance of 9 lakh vaccines." "Haryana did not get much dose in the first pipeline. They are now receiving doses." he added.
He said "NCP Chief Sharad Pawar discussed with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Union Health Minister informed him of the whole fact and assured him."
"I myself spoke to the Union Health Minister. He assured that there would be no discrimination against Maharashtra and immediate supply on the basis of performance," he added.
He further requested the state government and said, "it is a heartfelt request not to politicize the vaccine to divert attention from criticism of the government's mismanagement and rents going to court in various cases."