Bad News : India Has Only 5.5 Days Vaccine Stock, Vaccine Centers Closed in Many States

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Up to 36 lakh Corona vaccine doses have been given in one day across the country. Meanwhile, there has been a tussle between the state governments and the Center regarding the supply and shortage of Covid vaccines.

More than 1.25 lakh corona cases are increasing every day in the country. Vaccination work against the Corona epidemic is also going on fast. In April, the figure of giving doses of vaccine in one day has reached 36 lakhs. Meanwhile, it has been reported that India has only 5.5 days of vaccine stock. That is, the vaccine can be supplied to the states for only about a week.
According to the report of the Times of India, India has about 19.6 million total stocks of vaccine, that is 1 crore 96 lakh doses. If 36 lakh doses are given every day, then this stock will only be able to run for the next 5.5 days. However, the good thing is that a new consignment of vaccine is going to be received for the next one week. But if the speed of vaccination was increased by one stop, then there may be a shortage of vaccines in many states. Right now, Corona vaccine is being given to all people above 45 years of age in India.

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Vaccination centers closed in many states

There is a shortage of vaccines in many states of the country. State governments are constantly demanding vaccine from the center. In Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, about 60 percent of government vaccination centers have to be closed due to lack of Covid vaccine. In Varanasi, out of 66 government vaccination centers, only 25 are being vaccinated. The district level vaccine distribution center at Chaukghat in Varanasi has also been closed. Health activist Shyamji Prasad said that there has been a huge decrease in the supply of vaccine from Lucknow. Since the demand for vaccines is very high in Varanasi, the doses are falling short here.

At the same time, vaccine doses could not be given in 25 hospitals in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has claimed that vaccine doses could not be given to people in 25 private hospitals in Mumbai due to lack of vaccines on Thursday. The city municipal corporation said in a release that vaccine doses could not be given at 25 of the 71 centers approved for vaccination because vaccines were not available at these private health centers.

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