Mumbai : Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Top said on Thursday that his government would raise the issue of shortage of COVD-19 vaccine and remedicV drugs in a virtual meeting scheduled before Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
“We will raise four issues with the Prime Minister in today’s video conference. The issues are: supply and price control of remedicines, supply of oxygen to Maharashtra from nearby states, shortage of vaccines, and ventilator-assisted assistance,” Top said.
The Maharashtra health minister added that Maharashtra was given a dose of only 5.5 lakh vaccines as per the latest vaccination order issued by the Center. Countries like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana etc. have been vaccinated much more than Maharashtra.
He and Sharad Pawar, head of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), spoke to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan shortly after the order and asked for more doses.
“I have only been informed that the center has increased the number of CVID-19 vaccines from lakhs to 1 lakhs. This is even less because we need 4 million vaccine doses a week and 1 lakh doses are not enough,” Top added. Has done.
He further said that instead of supplying vaccines to other countries, first supply them to our own states. Maharashtra wants a dose of at least 40 lakh ticks per week.
“The center is helping us but it is not helping us the way it should be,” the minister added.
“We are still waiting. We are asking for a dose of 1.1 crore vaccines per month and 4 million people every week because we are vaccinating one million people every day,” the minister said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will join a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 situation in the state via video conference at 6.30 pm on Thursday.
Maharashtra on Wednesday witnessed 55,4699 new COVID-19 cases and 297 deaths – the highest number of active states in any state in India at 4,722,263. The death toll in the state has risen to 5,330.