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Gaurav Gogoi demands PM Modi to increase vaccine supply to Assam

GUWAHATI: Assam MP Gaurav Gogoi has written to prime minister Narendra Modi demanding an increment in the supply of vaccines to the state amid a shortfall of the jabs in recent weeks.

Gogoi in his letter said that the state of Assam has been witnessing a severe shortage in vaccination supply as evidenced by the Chief Minister of Assam’s demand for more vaccines for the state in a recent review meeting.

The Kaliabor MP also pointed to the state government’s failure to meet its vaccination objectives to further establish his point.

“The state government of Assam had launched an enhanced vaccination drive last month with a target of administering three lakh vaccines daily for ten days. The drive achieved its target of three lakh vaccines only on two of the ten days, with the number of total doses dropping to an abysmal 13,511 on June 30,” Gaurav Gogoi said.

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Gogoi also pointed to the shutting of over 80% operational vaccination centres during the drive due to lack of adequate vaccination supply as proof that the vaccination programme is not going as per plan.

According to analysis and reports by certain experts, only 29.1% of Assam s population has received at least one dose and a mere 5.69% of Assam s population is fully vaccinated, he said.

“According to analysis by experts at the current rate of vaccination (daily average recorded from June 21, 2021-June 30, 2021) Assam will take another 81 months to vaccinate its entire population failing to meet the governments target of vaccinating the entire population by the end of 2021,” Gogoi stated.

Requesting PM Modi to increase the supply of vaccines to the state of Assam, it is crucial that the state copes with the second wave of COVID-19 it is crucial that vaccination supply is enhanced ano effective administration is ensured.

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