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‘No discrimination against any state in vaccine allocation’: Health Ministry after Maharashtra alleges being cut short

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday alleged to have obtained much less COVID-19 vaccines. The state has obtained a complete of 9,83,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, of which 9,63,000 have come from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and the remaining from Bharat Biotech, stated Rajesh Tope, state’s Health Minister. “Maharashtra needs a total of 17.5 lakh vaccine doses, but we have been able to acquire 55 per cent of the required number as of now,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry has refuted these allegations and clarified that there is no such thing as a query of discrimination against any state in the allocation of vaccine doses. The Ministry stated, “Full initial procurement amount of 1.65 cr doses of Covishield & Covaxin vaccines allocated to all States/UTs in the proportion of health care workers database. There is no question of discrimination against any state in the allocation of vaccine doses.”

“This is the initial lot of supply of vaccine doses and would be continuously replenished in the weeks to come. Therefore, any apprehension being expressed on account of deficient supply is totally baseless and unfounded,” it added.

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