The fight against coronovirus is not a central versus state issue and should not be politicized, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said a day later on Thursday that the central government has given equal immunization to eligible beneficiaries in New Delhi and some other states. Flagged off.
The Center on Wednesday wrote letters to Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, dismissing baseless allegations of lack of injection by Maharashtra and some other non-BJP-ruled states.
Talking to journalists, Mr. Jain said that the vaccination campaign is going well in the city.
“I would say that our common fight is against the coronavirus epidemic, and it is not a matter of state versus center. Therefore, we should not politicize the issue, and fight it together,” he said.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday alleged that some states were trying to cover their “failures” by seeking vaccination for all without first providing adequate vaccines to the eligible beneficiaries.
On a question on the vaccination campaign in Delhi, Mr. Jain said on Thursday, “The vaccination campaign is going well in Delhi, we received some vials yesterday. The vaccination stock is available with us for 4-5 days. We received Will do as per our demand. “
As India recorded a one-day spike in more than 1.26 lakh COVID-19 cases, Mr. Jain said, “Yesterday, India reported over 1,25,000 cases as opposed to earlier peaks, The highest count of which was recorded at 99,000. ” This means that this peak is more contagious, and the number of cases is higher than the previous one. “
He said that the Kejriwal government has appealed to the Center to allow setting up of vaccination camps in communities for mass vaccination campaign.
India recorded a one-day spike in 1,26,789 new COVID-19 cases, increasing its infection to 1,29,28,574, while the number of active cases also went upward to break the nine lakh mark, centrally. Home Ministry data was updated on Thursday.
The death toll due to the disease in the country rose to 1,66,862, with 685 new deaths, which were updated in the morning according to data reported in a day.
Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in a row, the count of active cases has increased to 9,10,319, 7.04 percent of total infections, while the country’s recovery rate has fallen to 91.67 percent.
He said 5,506 positive cases were reported in Delhi on Wednesday and the positivity rate was above 6 percent and 90,000 Kovid tests were conducted.
The number of fatal cases on Wednesday was 20, and the case fatality rate was 0.4 percent. When the last peak was reported in Delhi in November, the case fatality rate was 2-3 percent, the minister said.
“This time, the coronovirus is spreading rapidly, but the severity of the virus is low, and therefore fatal. In addition, the young population is becoming more infected,” Mr Jain said.
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Mr. Jain said that the Kejriwal government had made two more requests to the Center: vaccination should be allowed at least for adults; And to allow vaccination camps to be set up in community areas, as opposed to the current model being given only at health facilities.
On the question of lowering the number of health workers here, he said that suggestions are being made about the “lesser number” in that category of beneficiaries, but, “the number is less at the facilities of the center, and more in the government hospitals of Delhi. is” .
Meanwhile, officials in the North West district issued an order on Wednesday asking them to perform RT-PCR / RAT tests on all individuals who go to the dispensary for their illnesses or get vaccinated with immediate effect.