West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, expressing her concern that if the state’s vaccine supply is not increased, the new corona epidemic may become bleak. She also claimed that despite the very high population density, the state is accepting a “much smaller amount” of vaccines and urged it to increase the supply of vials. He said the state will need approximately 14 crore Covid vaccines to cover all eligible people.
“Currently, we are administering 400,000 doses per day, and we are able to administer 11 lakh doses per day. However, despite the high population density and high urbanization rate, we receive far fewer doses,” Banerjee wrote In the letter. He also claimed that several letters previously sent to the Prime Minister on the same matter “did not receive the attention they deserved ” at the center. “I’m sorry to say that the central government is providing more doses of vaccines to other states. I have no problem if any other state accepts more doses of vaccines, but I cannot silence the viewers who see the death of Bangladesh. Private,” “she said.
CM stated that due to the country’s continued efforts, the positive rate of Covid19 has dropped to 1.57%. She said in the letter, “Therefore, I sincerely ask you to ensure that Bangladesh receives the sufficient vaccine doses according to their requirements. ” Health sources said that as of Wednesday, more than 3.09 crore people in Bangladesh had been vaccinated.
A senior official said on Thursday that the West Bengal state government also wrote to the center questioning the 950,000 farmers in the state who were excluded from the list of beneficiaries of the PMKisan program. The center deposits Rs 6,000 into the bank accounts of plan beneficiaries in three installments each year.
The West Bengal state government is concerned that farmers in the state will be deprived, the official said. “We do not understand why so many farmers in the state are excluded from the plan. We have written to the center to express our concern about this issue. “This happened due to some technical errors in the coalition government. We don’t want our farmers to suffer and be deprived of the benefits of the plan,” a state administrative official told PTI. He said that the West Bengal government had sent the names of 4.48 million beneficiaries to the center. Among them, he added that they were missing Rs 9,500.