New Delhi. Record Covid Vaccination took place in India in the first week of April. In a week between April 3 to 9, 2.48 crore doses were applied throughout the country. But right after this week, new cases of corona started increasing in the country. When new cases of corona increased, the pace of vaccination should have been faster, but this did not happen. It is being said that one reason behind this is the restrictions imposed on the corona in many states. The central government had expressed concern about this. In a meeting with the Chief Ministers of 11 states on April 23, PM Modi said that the vaccination program should not slow down. But the opposite happened. For example, between April 10-16, 2.06 crore vaccine doses were applied, between 17-23 April, 17 million vaccine doses were applied and between 24-30 April, only 1.48 crore doses were applied. When compared to the last available data, the speed of vaccination decreased by about 40 percent.
This week further reduced speed The vaccination program has been started for all adults from 1 May. In the first three days, only 35 lakh vaccination has been done in the country. At the same time, more than 15 lakh vaccinations have taken place on Tuesday. This means that only 50 lakh vaccine doses have been given in the last 4 days. This means that the week of May 1-7 may reduce the number of vaccinations.
What do the officials say In this regard, News18 spoke to two officials of the central government. Both officials denied the lack of vaccine. They said that in many states the speed of vaccination has decreased due to Corona related restrictions. Officials say that people are hesitating to leave their homes. Significantly, in the past, there has been a lot of debate between the Center and the States about the lack of vaccine. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had written a letter and responded to the lack of vaccine.