New Delhi: PM Modi cleared out a strip through the ongoing row over vaccination between the Union health ministry and the Maharashtra government, sending a clear and categorical message that he doesn’t endorse any kind of political blame game while fighting this pandemic.
“I told you that you shouldn’t worry a bit if the number of cases is high. Don’t be under any kind of pressure that your performance is bad because your numbers are high. You just focus on testing, I’m telling you even now. There is no reason to think you are doing badly if your numbers are high…There will be more positive cases if you do more testing,” he added in what was seen as a reassurance to the Maharashtra government.
The state of Maharashtra which has been battling with its reeled up covid numbers has logged an all-time of 59,907 cases, which took the state’s total to 3.17 lakh since the pandemic reached the country.
Since Tuesday evening, the state has been saying its vaccine stocks were running out and that its vaccination programme will grind to a halt if the stocks are not replenished soon.