• Former PM Manmohan Singh urge PM Narendra Modi to ramp up vaccination amidst Covid upsurge

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    New Delhi: With the unprecedented rise in the number of covid cases in the country, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘resist the temptation to look at the absolute number of vaccinations and focus on the percentage of the population vaccinated’.

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    “The key to our fight against Covid-19 must be ramping up the vaccination effort. We must resist the temptation to look at the absolute numbers being vaccinated, and focus instead on the percentage of the population vaccinated,” Singh wrote, adding that India has vaccinated only a small fraction of its population so far.

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    In the letter, the former PM wrote, “The government should publicise what are the firm orders for doses placed on different vaccine producers and accepted for delivery over the next six months,” adding that if a target number are to be vaccinated in this period, enough orders should be placed in advance so that producers can adhere to an agreed schedule of supply.

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