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After Oxygen, its vaccine politics between Delhi Government and Centre; CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi

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COVID vaccinesArvind Kejriwal requested the Centre to share the vaccine components with different firms as effectively to reinforce manufacturing.

The difficulty of Oxygen has not died but and the politics over vaccines have intensified between the Delhi authorities and the Centre. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written PM Narendra Modi requesting him to permit different firms to fabricate the COVID-19 vaccines. He mentioned within the letter that given the outbreak of the COVID-19, each citizen of the nation have to be given two doses of vaccines as quickly as doable. “Presently, solely two firms are producing vaccines in India. It’s not doable to vaccinate the complete nation by counting on simply two firms. For this, the manufacturing of vaccines must be executed on a battle footing. Due to this fact, I request you for the good thing about the nation that you simply permit mass manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccines. Not solely two, all the businesses within the nation which have the specified capability be allowed to fabricate vaccines,” mentioned Kejriwal in his letter.

Arvind Kejriwal requested the Centre to share the vaccine components with different firms as effectively to reinforce manufacturing. He mentioned that different manufacturing firms might pay a royalty to the 2 firms. “Authorities can get rid of vaccine manufacturing monopoly utilizing the patent legislation,” mentioned Kejriwal.

In the meantime, Delhi Schooling Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned that if states must go to the worldwide market and float a world tender for vaccines, then what’s the function of the Authorities of India?

Then again, the BJP chief and MP Meenakshi Lekhi at the moment alleged that the Delhi authorities didn’t purchase any new ventilators final 12 months and is utilizing these delivered by the PM-CARES Fund. She alleged that the Delhi authorities even didn’t enhance the variety of ICU beds within the metropolis. The New Delhi MP additionally claimed that the Centre and the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation have been offering oxygen, hospitals, and particular beds, and even the medical workers are being offered by ITBP and different defence organisations. She mentioned that whereas the Delhi authorities is vouching about vaccination, the MCD is working round 150 vaccination centre in Delhi.

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