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In a statement, the Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan remarked that the Maharashtra government was putting its citizens in danger for personal gains amid the rising number of cases, as citizens are escaping from institutional quarantine centers before the allotted time period.

 “The inability of Maharashtra government to act responsibly is beyond comprehension. To spread panic among the people is to compound the folly further. Vaccine supplies are being monitored on a real-time basis and the state governments are being apprised regularly about it. Allegations of vaccine shortage are utterly baseless”, said the health Minister.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan in a direct accusation said that the state government is happily “sleeping behind the wheel”, while the state is abruptly falling into one crisis to the other. He accused the state leadership of inadequacy and irresponsibility while attempting to deviate the attention from its failure in controlling the pandemic. 

He marked out all the three states which are led by the non- NDA parties are underperforming in the matter of vaccinating health workers and frontline workers with vaccinating citizens over 45 years of age.

“At a time when the country is witnessing a fresh wave of rising covid-19 infections, I am alarmed to note the fact that many State Governments have failed to take appropriate response measures and apply the lessons that the nation has learned over the past one year in handling this pandemic.” Harsh Vardhan said.

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