Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s current feedback suggesting his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal ought to modify Covid-19 vaccination’s tempo in accordance with the obtainable shares of vaccines has sparked an issue.
Whereas social media is flooded with memes mocking at Khattar’s feedback, Arvind Kejriwal responded by saying: “He (Khattar) was questioning why individuals are being vaccinated in Delhi so shortly. What’s mistaken in that? If we vaccinate folks shortly, then solely an increasing number of folks can be saved. All people ought to enhance the vaccination’s tempo in order that an increasing number of folks may be saved.”
Kejriwal’s remarks had been in response to Khattar current feedback the place he had stated: “Voh drama karne ke liye kya kiya…kal se mere saare vaccination centres band. Kyun band? Kyunki mujhe teeke nahi mile hain. Hum kehte hain ke teeke toh aapko baaki pradeshon se jaada mil rahe hain, aap jaise baaki pradesh kar rahe hain, aaj hum bhi do lakh ek hello din mein laga kar ke apna inventory khatam kar sakte hain. Humko pata hai jitna inventory mil raha hai, toh hum 50,000-60,000 roz karenge toh yeh kaam hamaara chalta rahega. So, yeh soojh-boojh Arvind Kejriwal ko rakhni chahiye.”
Khattar had met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday. After the assembly, he had advised mediapersons that Modi had expressed satisfaction on steps being taken by Haryana to regulate Covid-19.
On being requested about his remarks concerning the vaccination drive in Delhi, Khattar elaborated his earlier assertion and stated, “I had stated that no matter shares can be found, he (Kejriwal) additionally is aware of it and we additionally comprehend it. And regardless of the obtainable shares are, if we run (the vaccination drive) in accordance with the shares, it’s higher. Solely doing politics, is just not good. He (Kejriwal) is getting extra vaccination doses than us”.
Khattar added, “Going by the proportion, we must always have gotten 70-75 lakh vaccination doses by now, we’ve acquired 58 lakh solely until date. As per the countrywide distribution of vaccination doses, he (Kejriwal) is getting extra solely. I had by no means stated to not vaccinate folks. If he (Kejriwal) desires to create a political situation out of it, he can proceed to take action. That’s his nature. Vaccines usually are not manufactured at anyone’s dwelling. They’re manufactured in industries. Union authorities is making all sufficient preparations to offer most doses of vaccines. This time, too, 12 crore vaccination doses are about to come back. These may also be distributed accordingly”.
Based on Haryana’s Covid-19 state bulletin, 57.12 lakh vaccination doses (together with first and second dose) have been administered to folks throughout the state.
Reacting to Khattar’s suggestion, Chief of Opposition in Haryana and former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda stated, “I don’t agree with the chief minister. What does this imply that if we’ve 50,000 vaccine doses, we will administer solely 20,000. As such the vaccination drive within the state is extraordinarily sluggish. As an example, there are districts the place solely 100-120 doses had been administered in a single day, Monday. We should always get extra vaccine doses and expedite the vaccination drive. As per medical specialists, even the primary dose of vaccine offers 70 per cent safety towards the Covid-19 an infection. Increasingly more folks must be vaccinated on the earliest, in order that at the very least they get 70 per cent safety.”