No Shortage Of Covid Vaccines In Rajasthan, Says Centre

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Jaipur: After reports of vaccine shortage in Rajasthan, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the factual position is that there is no shortage of anti-Covid vaccines in the State at present.

“There have been some news reports suggesting an impending shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Rajasthan. The factual position is that there is no shortage of COVID-19 vaccine with the state at present. Rajasthan has been supplied 37.61 lakh doses and has consumed only 24.28 lakh doses till yesterday night,” stated Union Ministry in a press release.

The central government is regularly monitoring availability of vaccine supply in all states and UTs (union territories), and providing the doses as per their requirement and consumption pattern, it added.

There were reports that Rajasthan will run out of anti-COVID-19 vaccines by tomorrow if the centre does not urgently send more supplies.

Rajasthan’s Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma had sent an SOS message to the centre, asking for a buffer stock of vaccine doses for the state.

“We have vaccines for three days. If the vaccines don’t reach us… we asked for 60 lakh vaccines needed in March alone to continue the drive as is. If we don’t get vaccines, the drive could stop mid-way,” said Sharma.

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