Rajasthan Wasted 11.5 Lakh Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines, Alleges Union Minister


Gajendra Singh Shekhawat attacked the Ashok Gehlot-led authorities over vaccination drive. (File)


Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday alleged that Rajasthan wasted 11.5 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine.

The state authorities, nonetheless, mentioned the wastage of vaccine in Rajasthan is lower than 2 per cent, which is under the nationwide common of 6 % and permissible restrict of 10 per cent.

Principal secretary medical and well being Akhil Arora refuted a media report concerning the wastage of vaccines. He, nonetheless, directed the district collectors involved to conduct a particular audit of vaccination on the locations highlighted within the information report.

Referring to information experiences that vaccine vials have been thrown into rubbish dumps, the union minister mentioned Rajasthan ought to be taught from Kerala which has finished job of vaccination and wasted only a few doses.

Mr Shekhawat additionally attacked the Ashok Gehlot-led authorities over the vaccination drive.

“The state authorities first requested for permission to vaccinate 18 years and above age group at its personal stage. Then creates a drama of worldwide tender. When they have been unsuccessful, the Congress government began blaming the Centre,” he informed reporters in a digital press convention.