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Maharashtra Health Minister criticizes Center for misallocation of remdesivir | India News


MUMBAI: Stating that the Center was previously providing 35,000 daily doses of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said Thursday that the state has been allocated 26,000 injections for the next 10 days compared to the state’s daily need for more than 50,000 doses. .
Speaking to ANI here today, Tope said: “Currently, we need about 50,000 more daily doses. Before, the Center assigned us around 35,000 daily doses. Now we have only been assigned 26,000 daily injections for the next 10 days. By the Center. We were already getting a deficit of around 25,000 daily doses, and looking at today
assignment, we are now short of the vaccine. ”
“It is very important that the Center takes into account the deficit that we are currently facing. Remdesivir is not the last solution to treat this disease. But at the same time, critically ill patients still need it,” said the Maharashtra Health Minister.
He further added: “Therefore, I humbly appeal to the Government of India to allocate more injections to the State. A letter will be written to them today. I will personally also speak with them, the Prime Minister will also deal with the matter. With the center “.
According to the Union’s health ministry, Maharashtra is among the ten states that account for 75.66 percent of the country’s new Covid-19 cases and among the five states that accumulate 59.99 percent of the total. active cases from India. The state registered the highest number of new cases daily with 67,468 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said. In addition, he affirmed that in the last 24 hours, the state reported a maximum number of victims in 568.
Meanwhile, India on Thursday reported up to 3,14,835 new Covid-19 cases and 2,104 deaths were reported, bringing the total cases to 1,59,30,965, including 22,91,428 active cases.
The death toll related to the infection is 1.84,657. Up to 1,34,54,880 recoveries have been reported so far, of which 1,78,841 were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of vaccinations in the country amounts to 13,23,30,644.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), as of April 21, 27,27,05,103 samples have been analyzed for Covid-19. Of these, 16,51,711 were analyzed yesterday.

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