NEW DELHI: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday attacked the Centre over the export of coronavirus vaccines, saying a lot of lives might have been saved in India if the doses got to individuals within the nation first.
“It’s a heinous crime committed by the Central government to sell vaccines to other countries only for its image management at a time when people were dying in our own country,” he advised a web based briefing.
Citing a newspaper report, Sisodia stated the Centre bought coronavirus vaccines to 93 international locations of which 60 % had Covid-19 below management, and likewise the place there was no menace of lack of life as a result of virus.
Numerous youths within the nation perished to the coronavirus within the second wave of the pandemic, he stated, including their lives might have been saved if the vaccines got to them as a substitute of exporting the doses.
He stated the Centre ought to now be certain that the vaccines manufactured within the nation are offered to the states which are going through a scarcity.
He reiterated the Delhi authorities can vaccinate everybody within the metropolis inside three months if satisfactory doses are made obtainable to it.