09042021-TT-01.qxd 4/8/2021 11:02 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.97 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana IPL: RCB TO TAKE ON MUMBAI INDIANS TODAY SPORT /thetribunechd NBCC, SURAKSHA GROUP SUBMIT REVISED BIDS TO BUY JAYPEE INFRA BUSINESS GROWTH DRIVEN BY US, CHINA, INDIA: WB CHIEF BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com friday | 9 april 2021 Vardhan: No bias in vaccine allocation Focus on micro-containment: Modi NewDelhi, April 8 Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday dismissed as “farce” the hue and cry by certain states about partisanship by the Centre on the issue of allocation of vaccines. Vardhan said 9.1 crore vaccine doses had been utilised, while 2.4 crore were in stock and 1.9 crore were in the pipeline, indicating there were sufficient doses available for all states. “Hue and cry by certain states about partisanship by the Centre is just a farce, an attempt to hide their own incompetence. Maharashtra and Rajasthan are two of the top three states based on allocation of vaccine doses,” Vardhan said in a tweet. Earlier, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope sought to know why the state was getting fewer doses as compared to some Tribune News Service A notice about vaccine shortage outside a Mumbai centre. REUTERS FLAYS MAHA, R’STHAN Hue and cry by certain states is a farce. Rajasthan and Maharashtra are 2 of the top 3 states on allocation of vaccine doses. Both are non-BJP governed states ❝ Harsh Vardhan, UNION HEALTH MINISTER other states, including Gujarat and MP even as it was leading the vaccination drive and had the highest number of active cases. — PTI Tells states to ramp up testing | Says vaccine in limited supply, have to prioritise New Delhi, April 8 As the daily cases crossed 1.25 lakh in a new peak on Thursday, PM Narendra Modi asked states to fight the pandemic on a war footing, advising them to focus on testing than vaccination and on micro-containment than lockdown. In a virtual review meeting with CMs today, the PM said vaccines would have to be prioritised due to limited supply. “Manufacturing capacity of vaccines is being worked on. The key is to stress testing as much and even more than vaccines. The more infections we find, the faster we can treat,” said the PM after several CMs, including Punjab’s Capt Amarinder Singh, called for flexibility for states to draft their own jab strategy. The ■ WHO rejects SII’s proposal seeking extension of Covishield’s shelf life from 6 to 9 months ■ Kerala Chief HIGHEST INOCULATIONS Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tests The daily vaccine doses adminispositive for tered in India touched Covid-19: CMO sources 34,30,502, most in the world, ■ New Zealand bans even as total doses administered travellers from India so far crossed 9-crore mark ■ Night curfew in Allahabad, CALL IT ‘CORONA CURFEW’ Meerut, Ghaziabad The PM said night curfew had been ■ 1.26 lakh new cases in an accepted experiment globally to last 24 hours contain the pandemic and called EASE VAX RAW MATERIAL for popularising it as ‘corona curSUPPLY, INDIA TELLS US few’ to spread awareness <
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