Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the stock of COVID-19 vaccine in the state will finish in next two days and urged him to immediately provide at least 30 lakh doses.
“We have already planned to increase the pace of vaccination to five lakh beneficiaries per day through a collaborative approach and effective mobilisation of beneficiaries, ” Gehlot said after a video conference with PM Modi on Thursday.
“The present stock of vaccine in Rajasthan will finish in next two days. Therefore, it is requested that at least another 30 lakh doses of vaccine be provided to us immediately so that the momentum that we have built up can be maintained and maximum eligible beneficiaries can be vaccinated at the earliest,” read the letter.
“I want to assure you that we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to control COVID-19,” CM added.
COVID infections scaled another peak with 131,968 infections on Friday, another single-day highest. 780 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile shortage of vaccines are being felt in several states.