Delhi Runs Out Of Covishield, Many Vaccine Centres will be Shut Tomorrow.
Several government-run vaccination centers in Delhi will be closed on Tuesday because the city has depleted its stock of Covishield COVID-19 vaccine, Senior Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday.
Only 36,310 doses of vaccine could be administered in Delhi as of 10 pm Monday, compared to around 1.5 lakh daily doses of vaccine that were administered on average earlier.
“The vaccines have run out in Delhi again. The central government administers the vaccines for a day or two, then we have to keep the vaccination centers closed for several days. Why does our country’s vaccine program fail even after so many days?” Sisodia wrote on Twitter while sharing a report on the vaccine shortage.
दिल्ली में वैक्सीन फिर ख़त्म हो गई है … केंद्र सरकार एक दो दिन की वैक्सीन देती है, फिर हमें कई दिन वैक्सीन केंद्र बंद रखने पड़ते हैं.
केंद्र सरकार की क्या मजबूरी है … इतने दिन बाद भी हमारे देश का वैक्सीन प्रोग्राम लड़खड़ा कर क्यूँ चल रहा है? pic.twitter.com/rXJEBQJRtt
– Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 12, 2021
Delhi has repeatedly raised the issue of vaccine dose shortages with several different centers remaining closed for days since the new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination began on June 21 under which the center provides vaccines without cost to all. state.
There has also been a decline in average daily coronavirus inoculation since June 21 across the country, government data showed today.
Some states like Maharashtra have also raised the problem of vaccine shortages.
According to data available on the CoWIN platform, an average of 61.14 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine was administered daily in the week of June 21-27 in India, which was reduced to 41.92 lakh daily doses in the week following June 28. July 4th. In the week of July 5 to July 11, the average daily vaccine dose dropped further to 34.32 lakh doses.
However, the Health Ministry said the balance of more than Rs 1.54 million and unused COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available in states, Union territories, and private hospitals.
The cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in India so far has reached Rs 37.73 crore under the nationwide vaccination campaign.
The center plans to vaccinate the entire adult population of India by the end of December this year.
The national capital today registered 45 cases of COVID-19, the lowest increase in a single day in more than a year, and three deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 0.08 percent, said a newsletter from the health department.
On Monday, the Indian Medical Association called on the center and state governments not to let their guard down on the Covid front, warning that a third wave was just around the corner. He said the impact of the third wave can be mitigated by ensuring universal vaccination and following appropriate Covid behavior.