Squandered great opportunity to vaccinate people in time due to Centre's missteps: Manish Sisodia
NEW DELHI: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Monday accused the central go nment of "mismanaging" the coronavir s vaccination programme, saying it has asked states to float global tenders for jabs without giving approval to vaccines of foreign companies.
The deputy chief minister in a letter to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan also charged that vaccination for the youth in the country has been "messed" up due to policy "missteps".
"In spite of early advantages given by our scientific community and Indian manufacturers, we have squandered away the great opportunity of timely vaccination of our people."
"The missed opportunity by the Go nment of India has resulted in extraordinary loss of lives during the current wave of Covid pandemic," he wre to Vardhan.
In an online briefing, Sisodia said US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna have refused to sell coronavir s vaccines directly to the Delhi go nment and have said that they will only talk to the Centre.
"Is this a joke? On one hand states are asked to float global tenders for buying vaccines but the Go nment of India has not given approval to those vaccines," Sisodia said.
Why this fake nationalist Sisodia not buying from Covishield and Covan, why is he so desperate for Pfizer and Moderna.
they are disgusting. How could Delhi such Idiots !!
This guy doesnt understand that both the Pfeizer and Moderna shots need a special supply chain just for transport and storage to keep the vials below zero. Do they have that kind of storage and transport infrastructure in Delhi? They couldnt even audit oxygen use. No wonder both companies showed them the door and cited their own policies on who they will deal with.
Thus guy couldn't manage a small state... and has a big mouth to comment on centre...!
Moderna will not be able to supply till December 2021 so that's out of the question whether Center orders it or Delhi orders it.
Center never asked u to go for global tenders.. u needed free hand.. have it now.. n stop crying like a baby
Vaccine production is increasing and indian vaccines will be provided in proportion of population in all states , sputnik will also be produced in India.
Learn to admit your mistakes first, then blame others for fiasco
Delhi along with Punjab and Maharashtra wanted to open vaccination for 18 , knowing fully well that 45 is the most vulnerable group and need to be vaccinated on priority. They also wanted a free hand in procurement.
AAP govt should resign immediately for failing on all fronts. Dismiss the govt and bring presi nt rule.
people of Delhi are the most shameless. They will anyone for freebies.
You can't even handle one city and you talk big!
If not for hospitals in harayana, Delhi would have had 200000 more deaths. Only haryana hospitals and oxygen saved delhi not delhi go nment
Actually we do not need cm for delhi.
Have they ever taken any responsibilty? Their only objective seems to look for an excuse and appear on TV. BOTH the center and states need to work together, not aganist each-other.
Always ready to blame centre Dont make delhi worse act promptly and do something without blaming.
oh my God, what type of person he is?? ..kejri k sath mat raha kar re baba?? he too has lost his senses
khujeriwal and this idiot has made delhi hell, creating troubles for delhi people, doing nothing except publicity in social media, tv and newspaper. there is no need of such idiots type netas for delhi but delhi people are also responsible for this, ed such people only for free bijli and pani.
Why 58% of health workers in Delhi were not vaccinated in begng?
Delhi govt has done nothing. Instead of focusing on improving Health Infrastructure, they are busy blaming Central govt.