Dr Harsh Vardhan – Union Health Minister:
I’m seeing irresponsible statements from various leaders regarding Largest Vaccine Drive
Stating facts below so people can judge intentions of these leaders
After GoI provided 75% of vaccines available for free, vaccination speed picked up & 11.50 cr doses were given in June
States have already been informed in advance about COVID19 Vaccine supplies for July.
This info was shared with States 15 days prior, along with details about day wise supply total of 12 cr doses shall be made available in July.
Pvt hospital supply will be over & above this
If there are issues in states, it shows that they need to better plan their vaccination drives. Intra-state planning & logistics are the responsibility of the states
I request these leaders to desist from their shameless urge to play politics even in the midst of a pandemic
If these leaders are aware of these facts and are still giving such statements, I consider it most unfortunate.
If they don’t know, they need to focus on governance.
Will again request state leaders to spend more energies in planning and not in creating panic.