Heinous crime of the Center to export vaccines when people die in our own country: Manish Sisodia | India News
NEW DELHI – Senior Deputy Minister of Delhi Manish sisodia on Sunday he attacked the Center on the export of coronavirus vaccines, saying that a large number of lives could have been saved in India if the doses had been administered to people in the country first.
“It is a heinous crime committed by the central government to sell vaccines to other countries just for their image management at a time when people were dying in our own country,” he said in an online briefing.
Citing a newspaper report, Sisodia said that the Center sold coronavirus vaccines to 93 countries of which 60 percent had Covid-19 under control, and also where there was no death threat due to the virus.
A large number of young people in the country died from the coronavirus in the second wave of the pandemic, he said, adding that their lives could have been saved if they were administered the vaccines instead of exporting the doses.
He said the Center must now ensure that domestically made vaccines are delivered to states facing a shortage.
He reiterated that the Delhi government can vaccinate everyone in the city within three months if adequate doses are provided.