Covid: Kejriwal says Delhi only has vaccines for next 5 to 6 days, needs 2.6 crore more doses

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to the Centre to provide it 2.6 crore more vaccine doses to inoculate the city’s entire population over the next three months.

There is a huge shortage of vaccines at the moment, Kejriwal said. The chief minister said that Delhi currently had doses enough to vaccinate people only for the next five to six days.

Kejriwal said that the Capital has received about 40 lakh doses from the Centre so far as against its requirement of roughly three crore doses.

“We need 80 to 85 lakh vaccine doses every month for three months to inoculate all in Delhi,” he said. “Our plan is to vaccinate everyone in three months, and for that, we need these many doses.”

He said that because of good arrangements made in Delhi, people from surrounding towns too wanted to get themselves vaccinated in the Capital. Residents of neighbouring districts such as Noida and Ghaziabad, in Uttar Pradesh, were going to the Capital to get inoculated, he said. “So, Delhi will require about 80 to 85 lakh vaccines every month, probably even a little more than that to meet the target [of vaccinating everyone in three months],” the chief minister explained.

The chief minister said that currently,…

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