Congress slams Centre over vaccine shortage

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS): The Congress on Sunday questioned the shortage of vaccines in the country amid claims by the government that 47 crore people have been vaccinated so far in the country.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a tweet on Sunday said, "July has also gone but vaccine shortage has not gone."

Echoing Rahul Gandhi's views, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh too attacked the government and said, "To vaccinate fully all adults by year end, at least 85 lakh doses/day must be administered. Highest we've achieved for a 30 day period so far is 45 lakh doses/day. Capacity to ramp up vaccination exists in many states. The only problem is vaccine supply."

The Congress has been targeting the government over the vaccination supply shortage, while the government has been blaming vaccine hesitancy in the country.

The government on Sunday claimed that India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the landmark of 47 Cr. as 60,15,842 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

The government said, more than 49.49 crore (49,49,89,550) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 8,04,220 doses are in the pipeline.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 46,70,26,662 doses (as per data available at 8 a.m. on Sunday).

More than 3 Cr (3,00,58,190) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on July 20 in the upper house had said that soon they will have vaccines for children and the clinical trials are ongoing.

Mandaviya said, "Zydus Cadila has applied for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine and Hyderabad-based Biological E will enter the market with 7.5 crore doses of its Covid-19 vaccine by September-October."



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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Well done Rahul, we know it's drama played by ruling and opposition parties played in all the countries, competing with each other to show they care for people more than the others. Bill Gates is very generous with ruling and opposition party leaders as financier to party funds. Time for people to wake up and unite to end the dramas . For an assumed viral pandemic with recovery rate of same or less dangerous than seasonal flu with 99.997% which never requires any draconian measures and protocols or unproven experimental vaccines. Let us awaken each other and unite to save our nation and its economy, otherwise we will be slaves of globalists forever as they have failed us and are hand in gloves with globalists hidden agenda.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    But govt has the report ready with clean chit that even if there are no oxygen cylinders, no vaccines, no masks and no social distancing for blinds and virus is wide spread still there are no deaths. Mysteriously we see only pile of dead bodies floating in Ganges because Yogi is doing a marvellous job to win elections in UP according to another accused criminal who is unfortunately the head of law and order of our country!?!?!?!?!?!?……

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Despite being your supporters we are tired of this 'slam', 'lashes' , on twitter and press conferences. At the end we all know nobody give a xhit to you do. Sorry but this the fact,. Thats why nobody takes you and your party seriously.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    But these vaccines themselves are big virus spreaders ? These so called vaccines which are hurriedly and short term tested may effect general public also over the time. Since these vaccines may effect young and old, almost everyone including doctors or politicians and Indian bar association, mumbai doing a wonderful job trying to save Indians and humanity from evil of these vaccinations by raising former complaint against WHO and others also against forced and coercive vaccinations with the President, PM and HM based on recent two high court decisions, their site is...

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    You people are seriously a joke. The district congress had begun their own vaccation programmes. After 2 days of vacation we never found them again. Can we know where they disappeared? Or is it because of shortage?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    BJP Union Minister confirmed that excess charges on Petroleum Products will be used to fight Covid ...

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  • Hussain, Kaup

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    u can win in 1 state and condition there is miserable. \concentrate to that state and try to retain ur MP seat there

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