Hours after Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh revealed that they have sent an SOS alert to the Centre over Covid-19 vaccine scarcity, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan clarified that there was no dearth of vaccine stock in the country.
In an interview to Aaj Tak, Union health minister has said that the states have been told that they will get the vaccines as per their requirement. He added that the Centre will not allow any state to face vaccine scarcity.
As per the Maharashtra government, the state currently has a stock of only 14 lakh vaccines that will last only for three days. Similarly, Andhra Pradesh currently only has 3.7 lakh vaccine doses. The state government expects that it will be exhausted by Thursday.