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Health Minister Mandaviya rubbishes vaccine shortage reports, explains situation with 'real analysis of facts'

In a six-part Twitter thread in Hindi, Mandaviya asserted that “useless statements (on the availability of vaccines) are being made only to create panic among the people”.

Health Minister Mandaviya rubbishes vaccine shortage reports, explains situation with real analysis of facts-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 14, 2021, 3:38 PM IST
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Amid reports of vaccine shortage from several states, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya responded and explained in a series of tweets, the situation based on an "actual analysis of the facts."

In a six-part Twitter thread in Hindi, Mandaviya asserted that “useless statements (on the availability of vaccines) are being made only to create panic among the people”.

“The Centre had already informed about the vaccine doses to be supplied to States on July 19. After that, on June 27 and July 13, they were informed in advance about the vaccine supply for each fortnight of July. That’s why States already know how many vaccines they will get and when. The reason for doing this was to ensure that the States could operate vaccination drive till district level without any hurdles,” Mandaviya tweeted.

The number of doses were increased to 13.50 crore in the month of July, he added.

He added that the central government had informed the states on June 19 — two days prior to the universalisation of the vaccination drive — regarding the allocation of vaccine doses to each state for the month of July.  On June 27 and July 13, the states were also informed about the batch-wise availability of vaccines for every day of the first and second fortnights of July, he said.

He further said, “despite the fact that the Centre is already giving out all the information in advance, we are seeing mismanagement and long queues of people waiting for vaccine doses, then it is quite clear what is the root cause and who is behind this.”

“Those politicians who create stress and doubts in the minds of people need to do self-analysis. Have they distanced themselves so much from the administrative information that they are not aware about the advance details being given?,”Mandaviya further stated.

With the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic declining, experts have expressed concerns over a possible third wave, and called for ramping up of the vaccination drive. However, in recent days, several states, including Maharashtra and Delhi, have complained about a shortage of vaccine doses.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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