Allow vaccination for all people: Maharashtra, Delhi in separate appeals to Centre
New Delhi : Despite coronavirus protocols in place, the numbers of daily infections have shown a sudden spike, breaching the highest number by touching 1-lakh mark in single day spike on Monday. Post which, the states and Union Territories have asked the Centre to relax vaccination rules. Maharashtra and Delhi made separate appeals of relaxing the norms.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to allow the vaccination of all above the age of 25 years in the State, read an official statement from the Maharashtra CMO.
Uddhav Thackeray, in his letter, said that the State had always provided transparent information and increased testing. “We are taking measures with the determination that every COVID-19 patient must be cured. We have put in place some strict restrictions through the ‘Break the Chain’ campaign to prevent the virus from becoming more harmful than last year,” he said.
On the other hand, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked PM Narendra Modi to allow them to vaccinate all Delhi residents. He mentioned that if this proposal gets accepted then they can finish the vaccination of whole Delhi in about three months.
The Chief Minister appreciated the Centre's efforts in the fight against coronavirus and wrote, "We have got the support of the Centre at every step. I hope that you will also consider these requests so that an effective fight can be fought against coronavirus."
In his letter to PM, Kejriwal said that the vaccine should be made available to everyone by removing the age limit of immunisation. "Except for those who cannot get vaccinated medically, we should start vaccinating everyone. This will remove the hesitation among the people and more and more people will come forward to get vaccinated. It will reduce the spread of the disease."