The Delhi authorities on Thursday mentioned there have been no points relating to scarcity of vaccines because it had been receiving ample quantities of it from the Centre.
“Vaccination is going well in Delhi. We have stock that will last for at least five to six days. We received doses on Wednesday and have placed orders for more,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain advised reporters.
On Wednesday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had hit out on the Maharashtra authorities over its declare that the state is operating wanting vaccines. Vardhan additionally took on Delhi and Punjab for poor protection of vaccination amongst precedence teams.
When requested about Vardhan’s remarks, Jain mentioned the poor protection in Delhi is as a result of only a few frontline staff at Central hospitals have been vaccinated. “Around 30% of frontline workers have been inoculated at hospitals run by the Centre. It is because of this that Delhi’s numbers are low. However, we don’t want to quibble over these things. We should focus on vaccinating more and more people,” he added.
He mentioned that the Centre additionally seems to be prepared to permit faculties and group centres for use as vaccination websites, as advised by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 5.
Speaking concerning the rising circumstances throughout the nationwide capital, Jain mentioned, “This time, young people are getting infected in large numbers. The rate of infection is more in cities. However, the severity is less and fewer deaths are being recorded as compared to the last three waves.”