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Maharashtra needs 40 to 45 lakh vaccine vials every week to fulfill the target: Rajesh Tope

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country when it comes to cumulative infections and deaths due to COVID-19. Rajesh Tope mentioned that this large-scale vaccination will help to bring down the COVID-19 cases and stem its spread.

Maharashtra needs 40 to 45 lakh vaccine vials every week to fulfill the target: Rajesh Tope
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The state health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday, April 15, said that Maharashtra aims to vaccinate 6 to 7 lakh people against COVID-19 on a daily basis. However, to achieve the target, the state needs 40 to 45 lakh vaccine vials every week.

“If we manage to vaccinate so many people on a daily basis, it would be a major step in curbing the COVID-19 spread in the state," Tope said while speaking to reporters.

He mentioned that this large-scale vaccination will help to bring down the COVID-19 cases and stem its spread.

“I think if a delegation from the state, including members from the opposition, visits New Delhi and takes up the issue with the Centre, we will get more vaccines to save lives. We will work it out," he said.

Meanwhile, talking about the shortage of Remdesivir, he stated that seven manufacturers had reduced their production when COVID-19 cases were coming down. They have now ramped up the production, but it takes some time to deliver stocks. By April-end, there will be a supply of one lakh Remdesivir vials in the state.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country when it comes to cumulative infections and deaths due to COVID-19.

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