As Maharashtra continues to grapple with surging coronavirus instances, the state authorities has sounded an alert over the depleting inventory of COVID-19 vaccine within the state. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday mentioned that he has knowledgeable the Centre concerning the scenario. The state has 14 lakh doses left which is able to final only three days, Tope advised reporters throughout a press convention in Mumbai.
He went on to add that authorities had to shut some vaccination centres owing to an absence of photographs.
“Fourteen lakh doses are available now which would last three days. We need 40 lakh vaccine doses every week. We can then administer six lakh doses every day in a week. The doses we are getting are not enough,” Tope mentioned.
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“We accepted the challenge from the Centre to expedite the vaccination drive to six lakh per day. Now, we were vaccinating nearly 5 lakh people in a day,” he mentioned urging the Centre to rush extra doses to the state on an pressing foundation.
The minister underlined that’s an pressing want to management the viral an infection by rising the immunity degree of individuals and creating antibodies.
“Most of those infected now are in the age group of 25 to 40 years,” Tope mentioned.
Nearly 82 lakh folks have been vaccinated thus far in Maharashtra because the roll-out of the inoculation drive. The state recorded over 55,000 coronavirus constructive instances on Tuesday, the second-highest spike within the final two days. Capital metropolis Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pune are some of the worst-affected cities witnessing excessive variety of instances every day.