Dont discriminate between states in vaccine supply Odisha to Centre
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BHUBANESWAR: The state authorities on Friday wrote to the Centre to not discriminate between states in Covid vaccine provide.
In a letter to Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan, further chief secretary (well being) Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra talked about that whereas some states had been capable of vaccinate three lakh folks per day as a consequence of sufficient provide whereas Odisha is unable to plan correctly as a consequence of inadequate and erratic provide.
“It is requested that there shouldn’t be any discrimination between states within the provide of vaccines,” Mohapatra wrote.
Pointing out that the warmth waves situations in Odisha will worsen within the coming days when vaccination per day could change into much less, Mohapatra wrote that the state is focusing on to vaccinate two lakh residents day by day earlier than the climate turns into extra extreme. “You are requested to supply at least 15 days vaccine requirement in advance to our state for uninterrupted vaccination drive,” he wrote.
Odisha has already vaccinated 21.67 lakh doses of the vaccines. These embrace the primary dose administered to 17.78 lakh folks and the second dose to three.90 lakh. The state well being division’s concern for vaccine scarcity comes on a day the state obtained six lakh doses. It had obtained three.70 lakh doses of Covishield on Tuesday. By now, the state has obtained a complete of 34.70 lakh doses.
The authorities authorities stated with such availability, it may’t plan two lakh vaccination per day, which was its goal earlier. This is just not for the primary time that the state has identified a brief provide of the vaccine.
The authorities on March 12 had sought an early provide of 10 lakh doses of Covishield by March 18. It had despatched a reminder to the immunization division within the Union well being ministry on March 17, this time asking for 25 lakh doses on the earliest.

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