Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the Maharashtra government is giving vaccines to four and a half to five lakh people every day. By increasing this target, the state government is trying to give vaccine to 6 lakh people every day. That is, at least 40 lakh vaccines are needed in a week.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (file photo)
Today (April 7, Wednesday), Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope called a press conference regarding the growing Corona crisis. Addressing reporters, Rajesh Tope said that on Tuesday, he spoke to the central government about the lack of vaccine in Maharashtra. He was told that the Maharashtra government has followed the guidelines of the Center very well so far. Day by day, the number of corona infections in the state is increasing and vaccines are decreasing.
Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the Maharashtra government is giving vaccines to four and a half to five lakh people every day. By increasing this target, the state government is trying to give vaccine to 6 lakh people every day. That is, at least 40 lakh vaccines are needed in a week. While the vaccine is left in the state for only three days. Many centers have to send back to the public.
Vaccines are not falling short, plans are lacking – Fadnavis
In response to this, today Devendra Fadnavis told the media that Maharashtra is the most vaccinated vaccine in the country. Nevertheless, the reason for the fall in vaccines is the lack of schemes. The logic of remaining vaccinated for three or four days is strange. Fadnavis said what to put on the vaccine? The next batch of vaccine will come until the vaccine is finished in three-four days. He raised the question whether the Government of India and the State Government are different? Maharashtra is in India only. Therefore, instead of talking in the media, the state government should talk to the Indian government. It is not right to talk in the media and shirk from responsibilities.
People above 18 years get vaccine – Tope
Rajesh Tope also raised the important issue of removing the age limit for vaccination in Maharashtra. He said that the average age of people who leave more for work outside the home ranges from 20 years to 40 years. Therefore, people above the age of 18 years should be allowed to apply the vaccine.
Target impossible without target group – Fadnavis
In response to this, Devendra Fadnavis said that unless we keep the target group in mind, till the vaccination of the population of 135 crores, it will take a lot of time till the vaccination takes place and it will not be easy to achieve the target. If you target each target group, then it will be easy to achieve the target. Giving example, he said that the government should provide nutritious food to all children, this is the ideal situation. But first it is necessary to provide food to those children who are malnourished, otherwise they will die. The same should be the case with the vaccine. First of all, there should be vaccination for those who need it most.
Lack of Oxygen and Remadecivir Injection – Tope
Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that there is also a shortage of oxygen and Remedisvir injection. He said that the state government has already reserved 80 percent use of available oxygen in the state for health facilities. But oxygen is very much needed for Kovid patients. The central government should make oxygen available from other states. Also, he said that the state gets 50 thousand Remedisvir injections every day, the state government spends them every day. Rajesh Tope also appealed to private hospitals to say that patients who do not need injections, then do not waste the injection to increase your bill. Tope said that there is an appeal to the stockist that this is the time of a medical emergency, do not fall into the profits of Khori.
Leaders check stock of Remedisvir in their districts- Fadnavis
Speaking on the issue of lack of Remedesvir injection, Devendra Fadnavis said that it is the job of the state government to see if it is being black marketed and misused. Ministers and leaders should, instead of giving speeches and raising the finger directly towards the center for deficiencies, go to their respective districts and check what is the status of the availability of Remedesvir and prevent black marketing Still, if there is a shortage then talk to the central government. In states where corona outbreak is high, availability can be increased by taking Remedisvir from there.
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