Due to a shortage of vaccines, vaccination in Delhi for the 18+ age group has been halted. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Centre to supply more vaccines to the capital so that it can re-start the drive. Delhi needs 80 lakh doses of vaccines each month but for May it received only 16 lakh. And there won’t be much relief next month either. Delhi has been promised only 8 lakh doses in June. Kejriwal said at this pace, it will take 30 months to vaccinate all in the capital. The chief minister has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawing his attention to the situation. He has urged the Centre to provide the required vaccines as soon as possible so that the centres that have been closed down can be reopened. He has also given suggestions to the Centre for increasing the supply of vaccines.
May 23, 2021, 08:43AM ISTSource: TOI.in