COVID-19 Vaccination Delhi: Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to the government and experts to bring COVID-19 vaccines for children.
Arvind Kejriwal said that he was especially worried about children because they can’t be vaccinated now. “I appeal to experts and the central govt to bring COVID-19 vaccines for children as soon as possible,” he said, adding that “We have 5-6 days of COVID-19 vaccine left in Delhi, vaccination is going on in full swing.”
If we get adequate vaccine doses, we can complete vaccination within 3 months, he said.
Adding, he said that there were 1.5 crore people above 18 years of age in Delhi so we need 3 crore doses. Out of this, the Delhi Government has got only 40 lakh doses so far, he said, adding that we need 2.6 crores more doses.
If the Delhi government is given 80-85 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine per month, we can complete vaccination within three months, Kejriwal added.
Even as he said that Delhi needs to vaccinate 3 lakh people every day to complete vaccination within 3 months. Currently, 1 lakh people were being inoculated in a day. “I request Central government to ensure adequate availability of vaccines to Delhi,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry stated that the Government of India has so far provided more than 17.49 crore vaccine doses (17,49,57,770) to states/UTs free of cost.
Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,65,49,583 doses, he said, adding that over 84 lakh doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
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