In a positive development, the chairman of the government's empowered group on vaccine administration (EGVAC), RS Sharma has exuded confidence that the daily vaccinations will go up to five million doses within the next ten days, reports Economic Times.
"We are already vaccinating 3.5 million people every day. I am very sure we will reach five million in a matter of 10 days." Sharma was quoted as saying
This gains significance as Sharma's assertion comes just days before the roll-out of the new vaccination strategy where-in the Centre will resume the process of buying and supplying COVID-19 vaccines to the state governments for free of cost.
Sharma also emphasised the need for the state and the private hospitals to indicate vaccine slots for a week to ensure that the daily inoculations go up.
Sharma said, "From the beginning of the vaccination drive we have been emphasising that the states need to publish as long a timetable as possible. The Centre is also giving visibility of vaccine supplies to the states a fortnight ahead. So the states can publish the vaccine slots. But some states are still not doing it."
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