Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow COVID-19 vaccination shots for people above 25 years of age.
With the spike in COVID cases in the country and Maharashtra being the biggest contributor with 55% of the total contribution, Uddhav Thackeray, CM, Maharashtra has requested the PM to open COVID jabs for everyone above the age of 25 years. According to Thackeray, the move will protect the young people from the rapid spread of coronavirus at a time when they are stepping outside their homes to earn a livelihood.
We all know people who come between the age of 25-55 step out of their house daily for earning their bread and butter and hence they are the ones who needs the protection as they are prone to get infected.
What Did Thackeray Write In The Letter To PMO?
In a letter to the PM, Thackeray has demanded that Maharashtra should be provided 1.5 crore additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which will enable the state government to complete the vaccination session within three weeks for the beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six districts, including Mumbai which apparently reporting a large number of cases currently.
Thackeray also apprised the prime minister of the steps being taken by the central government to break the transmission chain of the viral infection, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
Thackeray wrote that the young generation is rapidly getting infected by the virus, and to prevent the transmission, people above 25 years be made eligible for vaccination.
The CM stressed the younger people have to travel on a daily basis in public to earn their livelihood.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has written to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi to further lower the age group eligible for vaccination to 25years old to curb the intensity of the rising cases in the state. pic.twitter.com/YWwebaYW9X
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) April 5, 2021
The CMO mentioned that PM Modi had accepted Thackeray’s earlier suggestion to allow vaccination for people above 45 years of age to get vaccinated.
On April 3, 4.62 lakh people were vaccinated in Maharashtra, where 76.86 lakh people have received the jabs so far.
“The Centre should provide 1.5 crore additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Maharashtra. We will take three weeks to administer the vaccine to age group above 45 years in six districts of Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur where the spike of cases is the highest,” stated the letter.
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