Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi on Tuesday claimed that Delhi’s stock of Covaxin for people in the 18-44 age group has been completely used, forcing the Delhi government to shut 125 centres where the coronavirus vaccine was being administered.
This comes a day after Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain said that the national capital has only one day’s Covaxin stock left and its Covishield doses will last for just three to four days.
“We have run out of Covaxin stock for 18-44 age group and will have to shut 125 centres where it is being administered after Tuesday evening,” Atishi said in an online briefing for Delhi’s daily vaccination update.
Atishi also urged the Centre to replenish Covaxin and Covishield stocks “otherwise we will have no option but to stop vaccination drive”.
She said that more than 1.39 lakh people were given vaccine jabs in the national capital on May 10, the highest daily figure since the inoculation started.
In the online briefing, she also said Delhi will get 2.67 lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine from the Centre by Tuesday evening.
Earlier in the day, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to direct manufacturers to increase vaccine supplies to the capital between May and July.