In highest ever single-day spike, the state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, taking the general caseload to 31,73,261
The coronavirus vaccination drive was briefly halted in a number of components of Maharashtra, together with Pune, Panvel and Satara, because of a “shortage” in vaccine provide.
The improvement comes at a time when the state is reeling underneath the second wave of the pandemic. In highest ever single-day spike, the state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, taking the general caseload to 31,73,261.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Maharashtra authorities had mentioned that the state was running short of vaccines, particularly in city centres, and urged the Centre to ship in extra shares.
The official notification issued by the Panvel Municipal Corporation learn: “Vaccination drive temporarily halted in all government and private inoculation centres in Panvel, due to unavailability of #COVID19 vaccines. Centres will be reopened once vaccines are back in stock.”
#Maharashtra | Vaccination drive briefly halted in all authorities and personal inoculation centres in Panvel, because of unavailability of #COVID19 vaccines. Centres can be reopened as soon as vaccines are again in inventory: Panvel Municipal Corporation pic.twitter.com/CSo3uPrkAL
— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2021
Pune additionally shut over 100 vaccination centres due to vaccine scarcity, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule tweeted final evening.
She additionally alleged that a number of folks needed to return dwelling with out getting vaccinated.
“Pune District vaccinated 55,539 persons in 391 vaccination centres today. Several thousand people went back without being vaccinated because the vaccines stock was exhausted,” tweeted Sule.
Pune District vaccinated 55,539 individuals as we speak in 391 vaccination facilities as we speak. Several thousand folks went again with out being vaccinated as a result of the vaccines inventory was exhausted…1/3
— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) April 7, 2021
“109 centres remained shut today because they had no stock of vaccines. Our momentum may be lost due to lack of stock, we remain determined to vaccinate every consenting person to save lives, to break the chain of infection and to get our economy back on its feet at the earliest. Requesting Honorable Dr Harsh Vardhan ji to kindly help us with the COVID 19 vaccines,” she mentioned.
State well being minister Rajesh Tope additionally flagged fast-depleting shares and mentioned folks must be despatched again as a result of paucity.
Tope mentioned the state authorities has additionally demanded from the Centre to inoculate folks from the age group of 20-40 years on precedence.
“We do not have enough vaccine doses at various vaccination centres, and people have to be sent back due to a shortage of doses. We have demanded from the Centre that people of age group 20-40 years must be vaccinated on priority,” ANI had quoted Tope as saying.
The well being minister mentioned the state presently has 14 lakh vaccine doses which is able to get consumed in over three days.
But Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a scathing assault on the Maharashtra authorities over vaccine scarcity claims and termed it a “deplorable attempt to distract attention from the failures and spread panic among the people.”
The “lackadaisical attitude” of Maharashtra had slowed down the complete nation’s efforts to combat the virus, he added.
Meawhile, Maharashtra continues to report the best variety of day by day circumstances within the nation. The state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 circumstances and 322 deaths within the final 24 hours.
With 1,15,736 new COVID-19 circumstances previously 24 hours, India recorded its day by day highest spike on Wednesday. The complete depend of circumstances within the nation has reached 1,28,01,785.
The cumulative toll mounted to 1,66,177 after 630 COVID-related deaths have been reported in a day, whereas the energetic variety of circumstances stands at 8,43,473, the well being ministry mentioned on Wednesday.
With inputs from businesses