‘No shortage of publicity, vaccine shortage is okay’, Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre
“There should be no shortage of publicity even if there is a shortage of vaccines, which is okay,” Priyanka Gandhi said
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the General Secretary of Indian National Congress, on Thursday took a dig at the BJP-led Central government, saying that it was okay for the government to fall short of vaccines even when no stone was left unturned for its publicity.
“There should be no shortage of publicity even if there is a shortage of vaccines, which is okay,” Priyanka said.
The Congress leader had criticized the Centre earlier as well for the country’s dearth of COVID-19 vaccines.
“Why is India, one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines in the world, facing a scarcity?” Priyanka had asked on May 27, while hitting out at the Centre for its management of the COVID-19 vaccination process.
It is in place to mention here that only a month after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised states to increase immunization rates, the Ministry of Health is now requesting that states organize their immunization drives based on the dosages they have received.
According to the Ministry of Health, every state already knows what sort of numbers they have at the beginning of the month. The state should organize and pace its vaccination push such that the doses last the entire month.
However, more states are now claiming a vaccination deficit, with the Centre asking for better planning.
Though there has been a drop in India’s vaccination rates, experts from around the world have stated that vaccination is the best defense against the pandemic of COVID-19.