Coronavirus Vaccination: Rajasthan Says It Will Run Out Of Vaccines By Tomorrow, State Sends SOS TO Centre
Rajasthan will run out of anti-Covid vaccines by tomorrow if the centre does not urgently send more supplies, the state government has said, asking the centre for more doses to be sent. The state has slowed down the pace of the vaccination drive with only those who need their second dose being administered the shot today.
Union Health Ministry sources, however, denied that there is shortage of vaccines in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan, which has been vaccinating 2.5 lakh people per day, says it is now only left with 5.85 lakh doses for the next two days. The state's Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma has 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... If we don't have the stock, how will the drive run?" Mr Sharma told NDTV.