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PM Reviews Covid Vaccination Drive, Says Wastage Numbers Still High

A number of ministers and senior officers attended the evaluation assembly.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi right now stated that the wastage figures of Covid vaccines proceed to be on the upper aspect and requested authorities to take steps to sort out this subject.

The directive got here throughout a gathering to evaluation the vaccination drive throughout the nation. In the course of the assembly, officers gave a presentation on varied elements of immunisation train and briefed the Prime Minister on the supply of the doses and the roadmap to ramp up provide, stated a authorities assertion.

He was instructed in regards to the authorities’s efforts to assist vaccine producers enhance manufacturing.

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

“PM instructed that vaccine wastage numbers are nonetheless on the upper aspect and steps must be taken to deliver them down,” stated the assertion.

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

He was instructed that the states had been being supplied advance visibility on the supply 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, Residence Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and Trade Minister Piyush Goyal, Data and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and senior officers.

The federal government has confronted criticism over a number of elements of the vaccination drive within the nation, together with brief 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.

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

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

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