Hoard on Sunday, vaccinate on Monday and return limping on Tuesday is how Congress chief P Chidambaram as we speak defined the working order behind the centre’s “record” vaccinations in a day, in what was a three-step deconstruction and a searing takedown of the centre’s vaccination coverage.
Vaccination figures across the country tanked to 54.22 lakh on Tuesday after Monday’s document 88 lakh, throwing up questions on whether or not such giant scale vaccination is sustainable even because the centre has promised to vaccinate all by December-end.
“Hoard on Sunday, vaccinate on Monday, and go back to limping on Tuesday. That is the secret behind the world “document” of vaccinations on a “single day”,” tweeted P Chidambaram.
The veteran Congress chief then, like chucking salt into the wound, added that this “feat” is prone to discover a point out within the Guinness ebook of information. Not stopping there, he then gave a makeover to the BJP’s 2019 election slogan “Modi hai, Mumkin hai (If Modi is there, everything is possible)”.
“I am sure the “feat” will find a place in the Guinness book of records! Who knows, there may be a Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to the Modi government. ‘Modi Hai, Mumkin Hai’ must now read ‘Modi Hai, Miracle Hai’,” Mr Chidambaram added.
The bother spot gave the impression to be provide and there have been allegations that some states, together with Madhya Pradesh, had hoarded vaccine doses for days to realize ‘Magic Monday’. Of the highest 10 states which administered probably the most doses, seven occur to have BJP governments.
To meet the centre’s goal of absolutely vaccinating all adults by the top of this yr, 97 lakh vaccinations must be carried out per day. The present provide state of affairs raises questions on whether or not the goal shall be met.
The authorities claims it has the capability to retailer and administer the each day required variety of vaccines.
The drop in vaccination figures come whilst the federal government declared the Delta plus variant, a brand new mutant model of the Delta pressure first detected in India, to be a variant of concern.
At a time India is rising from the lethal second wave of Covid and instances have dropped, 22 Delta Plus instances have been present in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.
A variant of concern tag carries the very best risk notion of a coronavirus variant, marked by elevated transmissibility or resistance to vaccines. A variant of curiosity is a level decrease.