Maharashtra Covid vaccine shortage: Pune, Panvel stop drive, Centre dismisses claim

WHAT?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said Maharashtra has repeatedly failed to control the spread of the pandemic. He said, "the govt. is complaining of vaccine shortage to divert attention from its failure."

WHEN?

Wednesday, 08/04/21

HOW?

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said the state has 14 lakh doses of vaccines which would last only three days. Panvel Municipal Corporation issued an official notice saying the drive is being halted for the time being because of the unavailability of vaccines, news agency ANI reported.

Meanwhile, doctors treating COVID-19 patients said that the virus in its 2nd wave appears to be impacting children more severely. They are now showing more obvious symptoms such as prolonged fever and gastroenteritis.