At a time when complaints of COVID-19 vaccine shortages have come to light from many states, the huge number of vaccine wastes has also come to light. According to NDTV, in response to an RTI, it has been found that 44 lakh out of 10 crore doses of the Corona vaccine were destroyed across the country as of April 11.
As of April 11, Tamil Nadu had the highest number of COVID vaccines (12 percent), followed by Haryana (9.74 percent), Punjab (8.12 percent), Manipur (7.8 percent), and then Telangana (7.55 percent).
At the same time, vaccines were not wasted in Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Goa, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
Let us know that in recent times, states/union territories like Maharashtra, Punjab, and Delhi have complained about the lack of vaccines.
Delhi High Court expresses displeasure over the waste of vaccine
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the “massive waste” of the COVID-19 vaccine and told the Center that anyone who wants to get vaccinated should be vaccinated so that it does not go to waste.
A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli said that according to the news, 6 per cent vaccines are going waste every day and 44 lakh vaccines out of 10 crore have been destroyed.
The court told the Center, “This is a huge waste. Give this vaccine to those who want to get it. Vaccinate anyone you can vaccinate. Whether it is a 16-year-old person or a 60-year-old, everyone needs to be vaccinated. The epidemic does not discriminate. “
The Delhi High Court said that at the end of the day, if some doses are left in the vial, they should be given to the needy people, even if such persons do not fall in the prescribed category for vaccination.