On Monday, April 5 in evening, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to allow vaccination for all the person above the age group of 25 years.
Chief Minister wrote in his letter, “The second wave has hits our country and with our increased testing and absolute transparent methods of reporting, we are reaching out to each and every possible COVID-19 positive person to assist on the way to recovery.”
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
CM Uddhav Thackeray talked about the ‘break the chain’ programme which helps to curb the second wave of virus that is indeed stronger than the first wave we faced. He also talked about the vaccination drive programme which is going in India. He wrote in the letter that Maharashtra has taken Covid vaccination very seriously and the state is number one state in country in vaccination drive.
As of Sunday, April 4 , 2021, Maharashtra has administered 76.86 lakhs doses of Covid vaccine.
Maharashtra government has also requested for additional vaccine doses so that six districts of facing the surge of Covid can be covered on priority and in greater speed. Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Aurangabad can be covered in a matter of 3 weeks, for the population of above 45, if 1.5 crore doses are made available to the State by the Government of India.
Uddhav Thackeray also requested to lower the age to 25, as the states facing the surge in cases. However, if a larger number of cases would be much lower than the treatment than they need.
Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wrote to the Prime Minister requesting him for relaxation in conditions for opening new vaccination centres as well as relaxation in the age limit for vaccination against Covid-19 and making it available for all.