Where are the vaccines? Srinagar residents call govt’s bluff

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The majority of the Vaccination centers across Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir continued to be without Covid Vaccines today, for immunisation due to its non-availability, a local news gathering agency Asian News Hub (ANH) has reported.

Pertinently government on Tuesday announced that the fresh shipment of vaccines was received and immunisation drive would be started on war footing from Wednesday.

ANH quoting residents of Srinagar reported that they were returning from vaccination centers without getting inoculated.

Pertinent to mention that Department of Health and Medical Education on Tuesday on its official Twitter handle said, “J-K has today received a fresh consignment of Covishield vaccine. The immunisation drive in Jammu and Kashmir division to continue on a war footing from tomorrow, 19th May. The government has also ensured for a continuous supply of vaccine doses to meet requirements”.

Meanwhile, many residents of Srinagar who had gone to vaccination centres for taking the Jab told Asian News Hub, they had come to the vaccination centre after the government announced about the resumption of vaccines from today, but officials at the vaccination centers are saying they haven’t received the supply yet.

Another Srinagar resident said that Government has made a mockery of this vaccination,”One day they say, they have vaccines available in abundance, and when the vaccine stock ends, then they announce we have received the new shipment.”

“Where are the vaccines? I have to take my first dose, where should I get it now?” he asked.

Meanwhile, the Medical Superintendent of SMHS told Asian News Hub, that till afternoon they have not received the supply of vaccines.

Similar reports were also received from other centers and other districts of Kashmir about the continuing non-availability of vaccines.

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