Centre Shouldn’t Have Exported The Vaccine: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

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Pune: May 1, 2021: Wishing the residents of Maharashtra, deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the state is going to talk with Bharat Biotech about vaccines for the people of the State.

He said, “We needed 5.71, 6 crore vaccines after the decision to vaccinate people from 18 years old to 44 years old. But since the Centre government kept all the rights with it, we could not vaccinate the people. We had kept the cheque ready to pay for the vaccine.

Due to the shortage of vaccines, the vaccination pace is going to affect. Pawar said that people from rural and remote areas are facing problems registering online. We got only three lakh vaccines of which 20,000 were given to Pune and Mumbai cities.

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We need to plan how and where to vaccinate the youths and the senior citizens. He conducted the meeting online.
There was no need to export the vaccine

The number of patients was high during the first wave. But this time the situation is different. Other states too have a high number of Covid cases. Because of Kumbhamela and elections, the cases rose in other states. Pawar said, “it is my clear opinion that the vaccine shouldn’t have been exported. This has lead to a shortage of vaccines in the country.

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Ready to face the third wave

Lockdown was imposed due to rising cases of Covid. The lockdown has been increased by 15 days more. To break the chain the government had to impose it. It is predicted that the third wave is expected in July-august. We are preparing in that regard.

Efforts to keep the supply of oxygen regular

We are taking care that the supply of oxygen and Remedisivir is not affected. Officials are working to ensure that the supply of oxygen is not affected. We have appealed to sugar factories to start a plant. We have done one at Gadhinglaj and trying to create such plants at big hospitals.

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