Chhattisgarh: State Claims Vaccine Shortage; 1.04% Vaccinated

Story Highlights
  • Acute shortage of vaccines in Chhattisgarh
  • Vaccination centers in Sukama and Dhamtari to remain closed
  • 1.04 percent people vaccinated in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Chhattisgarh again witnesses vaccine shortage as two districts; Dhamtari and Sukama did not get vaccines today. Ten other districts also face shortage of vaccines.

Although the Government of India has sent a new consignment of vaccines for the vaccination campaign, Chhattisgarh still seems to be unprepared to vaccinate its people.

Sources reveal that there were only 70,000 doses left in different districts. Therefore vaccination today began only at 1107 centers across the state, none of these centers were in Sukama and Dhamtri districts. In Raipur, only 37 centers were functional today which closed by noon due to lack of vaccination.

The Government of India has allocated 19,90,890 doses for the month of August. This includes 17,45,890 doses of Covishield and 2,45,000 doses of Covaxin. State immunization Officer, Dr VR Bhagat confirmed that 1,01,000 doses have been received, which would be distributed to the districts by tomorrow.

According to the Press Information Bureau, Chhattisgarh’s case tally was 9,97,035 on Thursday with 346 new cases coming to light. The number of recoveries rose to 9,78,654 and three deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. Around 1.04 percent people in the state have been vaccinated till now.

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