The federal government’s Covid-19 vaccination centres in Ghaziabad had been shut on Tuesday and Wednesday as a result of the district’s inventory of vaccines was completed on Monday. Well being division officers stated the district has no inventory of any Covishield, Covaxin or Corbevax vaccines in its stock.
“We now have requisitioned inventory of various vaccines and they’re more likely to arrive in the approaching days. Until then, we’re not working any authorities vaccination centres to manage doses. Even on Wednesday, we didn’t function any authorities vaccination centre,” stated Dr Bhavtosh Shankhdhar, chief medical officer.
Well being officers stated 30,000 doses of every of the three vaccines have been requisitioned by the well being division.
“The divisional retailer in Meerut additionally has no inventory at current to supply vaccines to districts. Through the lockdown final 12 months, we operated a minimum of 250-300 vaccination centres throughout the district. At current, no authorities vaccination centre is in operation,” stated a well being official who requested to not be named.
One of many main authorities vaccination centres, the District Mixed Hospital in Sanjay Nagar, was additionally discovered locked by an HT crew and officers there had put up a discover saying “Covid vaccine not out there”.
Based on information from the CoWin portal, there have been no authorities vaccination centres in operation on Wednesday whereas solely seven personal vaccination centres had been administering jabs.
The district has general administered 7,653,109 vaccine doses until Wednesday night and these embrace 3,438,590 first doses, 3,398,425 second doses and 816,094 precaution doses.
“The well being division ought to expedite procurement of vaccine inventory as pendency will result in lengthy queues at vaccination centres as soon as contemporary inventory arrives. If there is no such thing as a vaccine out there, the administering of booster dose might be affected and this dose is significant to maintain the an infection at bay. It’s the vaccine protection and the immunity that has turned out to be a serious protector in opposition to an infection,” stated Dr Ashish Agarwal, former president of the Indian Medical Affiliation (Ghaziabad chapter).