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PM Reviews Covid Vaccination Drive, Says Wastage Numbers Still High

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Several ministers and senior officers attended the assessment assembly.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the moment stated that the wastage figures of Covid vaccines proceed to be on the upper facet and requested authorities to take steps to deal with this difficulty.

The directive got here throughout a gathering to assessment the vaccination drive throughout the nation. During the assembly, officers gave a presentation on numerous facets of immunisation train and briefed the Prime Minister on the provision of the doses and the roadmap to ramp up provide, stated a authorities assertion.

He was advised concerning the authorities’s efforts to assist vaccine producers enhance manufacturing.

The Prime Minister took inventory of the vaccination train amongst healthcare employees, frontline employees and the age-groups of 45+ years and 18-44 years.

“PM instructed that vaccine wastage numbers are still on the higher side and steps need to be taken to bring them down,” stated the assertion.

The officers additionally briefed the Prime Minister on steps being taken on the know-how entrance to make the vaccination course of extra people-friendly.

He was advised that the states have been being supplied advance visibility on the provision of vaccine doses to assist them plan the immunisation train such that folks don’t face any inconvenience.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the assembly was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and senior officers.

The authorities has confronted criticism over a number of facets of the vaccination drive within the nation, together with quick provide of doses, differential pricing and a registration course of that will not be accessible to all. Efforts at the moment are on to ramp up provide and pace up the immunisation train amid warnings of a 3rd wave of Covid infections.

In the face of criticism, the federal government had final month issued information pointing to excessive charges of vaccine wastage in a number of states, with Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh on the high of the record.

However, the 2 states, together with many others, had disputed the federal government’s information and accused it of manipulating numbers for political causes.

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