This is not rocket science: AIIMS director responds to Adar Punawala’s statement on corona vaccine | Coronavirus-latest-news

Dr. Dr Guleria has said that keeping track of vaccine supply is not rocket science. Manufacturers have to make all the arrangements for the production of vaccines.

New Delhi, April 10: At present, the government is emphasizing on speeding up the vaccination drive along with testing as the second wave of Corona has hit the country; However, there are reports of shortage of this vaccine in many states. Vaccination centers have been closed in some places in Maharashtra. Allegations are being leveled between the Center and the state government. Of the two vaccines produced in the country, the Covishield vaccine is manufactured by the Serum Institute in Pune. To keep the vaccine supply intact, production needs to be increased at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore and a period of three months, said Adar Poonawala, chief executive officer of Serum. Against this backdrop, the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, Dr. Dr. Randeep Guleria has commented that this is not some rocket science.

Dr. “Keeping track of vaccine supplies is not rocket science,” Guleria said. Manufacturers have to make all the arrangements for the production of vaccines. They know about supplies, not just the country but the world. The demand for vaccines continues. Everyone had an idea that the demand for vaccines would continue to rise six months ago, so now it is a bit strange to say that it will take three months to increase production.

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He went on to say, “I can’t advise on financial matters; But I’m sure there will be many investors who are willing to help create the vaccine. The whole world needs vaccines, so the demand is huge. Clinical trials of 50 different vaccines are currently underway. Because people are looking at it not only out of a sense of humanity but also professionally. ‘

More than 97 lakh people have been vaccinated in Maharashtra so far

Maharashtra is facing a dispute between the Center and the state government over the shortage of vaccines. Against this backdrop, more than 97 lakh people have been vaccinated in Maharashtra so far, according to an official statement. According to the statement, about three lakh people were vaccinated in the state on Friday and there were ten lakh doses of vaccine left in the state till Friday. The statement also said that 4.59 lakh doses were received from the Center on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday that vaccinations would be given only on April 10 and 11 at government and civic centers in Mumbai. Vaccination will not be given in private hospitals. After getting more stocks of vaccine, vaccination will start in private hospitals, the municipality clarified.

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According to the Union Health Ministry on Friday, more than 98 million people in the country have been vaccinated so far. According to the data received at 8 pm last night, 9 crore 80 lakh 75 thousand 160 people have been vaccinated. The first dose has been given to 89 lakh 87 thousand 818 health workers and the second dose to 54 lakh 78 thousand 562 health workers. 98 lakh 65 thousand 504 front employees have been given the first dose while 46 lakh 56 thousand 236 employees have been given the second dose. Apart from this, 2 crore 81 lakh 30 thousand 126 people in the age group of 45 to 59 years have been given the first dose and 5 lakh 79 thousand 276 people have been given the second dose. On Friday, the 84th day of the vaccination drive, 32 lakh 16 thousand 949 people were vaccinated in the country till 8 pm. The first dose was given to 28 lakh 24 thousand 66 people and the second dose was given to 3 lakh 92 thousand 883 people.

First published:April 10, 2021, 10:54 PM IST


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