Fight Against COVID-19 Not Centre Vs State Issue, We Should Not Politicise It: Delhi Minister

Fight Against COVID-19 Not Centre Vs State Issue, We Should Not Politicise It: Delhi Minister

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Satyendar Jain said the vaccination drive is going well in the city. (File)

The fight against coronavirus is not a Centre versus state issue and it should not be politicised, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Thursday, a day after the Union government flagged below-par inoculation of eligible beneficiaries in New Delhi and in some other states.

The Centre had Wednesday written to Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab rejecting as baseless allegations of shortage of the injection by Maharashtra and some other non-BJP ruled states.

Interacting with reporters, Mr Jain said the vaccination drive is going well in the city.

"I would say our common fight is against the coronavirus pandemic, and it is not a state vs Centre thing. So, we should not politicise the issue, and fight it together," he added.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had Wednesday alleged some states were trying to cover their "failures" by demanding vaccination for all without first inoculating enough of the eligible beneficiaries.

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