Taking the example of last April, seven crore doses were made, crores but the expenditure was 8.91 crores. The issue was raised in a meeting from May 1 to 18–44 years before the vaccine was given, but up to the Task Force, Covid Working Rhee Group, and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration (NEGVAC).
During that time, it was said that the age group (45 crosses) in which Corona is the most lethal, should get priority. 60 to 70 percent of these people should not start a new phase until they get vaccinated.
Vaccination will remain incomplete due to this and efforts so far may fail. A senior member of the task force said that despite this, the decision came as it should not. The government was well aware of both the production capacity and demand for the vaccine.
How much can the demand increase in the future? Also knew. "It seems to me that the Center, as well as the state governments, have shifted the focus from the hospital, oxygen, medicines, and disease prevention to the entire nation's focus on vaccines, which is not appropriate in any situation.
2.95 crore are waiting for booking
It was said in the meeting of 24 and 26 April that if we start the new phase, then the demand will increase so much that the vaccination will be incomplete and the second dose will not be available.
As of May 13, 20.82 crore registrations have been done, but as of Friday morning, 17.86 crores have been vaccinated. That is, for the last 13 days more than 2.95 crore people are waiting for booking after registering.
Those who need more, do not get the second dose
Between 1 and 13 May, the first dose was taken by most people and the number of people taking the second dose was steadily decreasing. This is the situation when the second dose should be given 70% of the vaccination daily, but it did not happen except in West Bengal, Sikkim, Tripura, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.
Only 20 percent of the second dose in Delhi
The Delhi government is continuously blaming the Center for the lack of vaccine, but there has been such a situation that only 20 percent are getting the second dose while 80 percent are giving the first dose every day. The same situation exists in Haryana, Goa, Assam, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan.
What the figures say
6.6 crore vaccine purchased from PMcare fund, all consumed
Bought one crore Kovishield from Gavi Kovacs, it was also consumed
12 million vaccines purchased by the center in March, left only 1.50 lakh
16 million vaccines purchased now, supply will run till July
16 crore vaccine states and hospitals place orders, still in the pipeline
At this time Kovishield and Kovacsin have orders of 32 crores, capacity only seven to eight crores
Less than 30% vaccination in U.P.
32% over 45 years have received the first dose, even less in 14 states including UP-Bihar
30 states are giving vaccines to youngsters, eight states could not even give 100 doses in 13 days
The vaccine gets maximum in 11 states, backward from the second dose for those above 45 years of age
The second dose of 50 percent is lower than that in 19 states, including Maharashtra and Rajasthan.