Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said Bharat Biotech has informed the Delhi government that it cannot provide “additional” Covaxin doses to the national capital.
The stock of Covaxin in Delhi has finished and as a result around 100 vaccination centres set up in 17 schools have been closed, he said.
“We had demanded 1.34 cr doses, 67 lakhs each of Covaxin & Covishield. Covaxin (Bharat Biotech) wrote to us y’day that they can’t provide. They wrote ‘we’re making dispatches as per directives of concerned govt officials’. Obvious that these are central govt officials” said Sisodia
“The Covaxin manufacturer has in a letter said that it can not provide Delhi government vaccines due to unavailability, under instruction of concerned government official. It means that the central government is controlling supply of the vaccine,” Sisodia said.
The deputy chief minister said Centre should stop export of vaccines and share the vaccine formulae of the two manufacturers in the country with other companies for mass scale production.
He also requested the Union government to approve vaccines available in international market for use in India, and direct states to vaccinate everyone within three months.