Stepping up its assault on the AAP authorities in Delhi over Covid administration, the BJP on Thursday requested it to come back clear on the preparations it made to acquire vaccines and arrange oxygen vegetation, and alleged that non-public hospitals in Delhi have procured extra Covid vaccines than the federal government.
Rejecting the Delhi authorities’s claims on its inoculation programme and on ramping up oxygen manufacturing within the metropolis, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra mentioned the AAP authorities has straight procured over 8.17 lakh doses whereas personal hospitals have purchased over 9.04 lakh doses.
Patra additionally accused the federal government of “politicising” the difficulty of vaccine procurement by the Centre with a view to deflect consideration from its personal failures in procuring vaccines.
“Practically 46 lakh free vaccines have been provided by the Centre to Delhi. Non-public hospitals, for his or her half, procured about 9 lakh doses of vaccine whereas the Delhi authorities might handle just a bit over Eight lakh… Solely 13 per cent of the people who find themselves vaccinated within the capital have gotten their vaccine from the state authorities,” Patra mentioned. He sought particulars of the order for Sputnik vaccine from Russia by the Delhi authorities.
The BJP and the AAP have been concerned in a public spat over the dealing with of the second wave of the pandemic. Whereas the state authorities has alleged that the Centre’s oxygen provide was insufficient, the Centre has sought an audit of the oxygen provided to the state.
Patra mentioned that whereas Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal does day by day press conferences for his “politics” and engages in a battle of “one-upmanship”, the very fact is that his authorities has by itself offered for under 13 per cent of the full vaccination executed within the nationwide capital thus far.
The BJP chief additionally accused Kejriwal of spreading misinformation over his demand that the Centre ought to procure vaccines for kids as quickly as attainable after pharma large Pfizer claimed that its jab has been proved appropriate for everybody over 12 years of age.
Patra mentioned that as of now, nowhere on the earth are kids being vaccinated.
“We can’t use kids as guinea pigs. Till the time correct vaccine trials are correctly performed, we is not going to enable kids to be made scapegoats… Kejriwal mustn’t drag them into his politics,” the BJP spokesperson mentioned.