Mangaluru: Gripped with fear of a shortage of Covid vaccine doses, people queued in to get vaccinated early morning here at Wenlock hospital on Thursday April 29.
The hospital staff informed the public that only Covishield vaccine is available and there was no Covaxin. And moreover, only those people who had already registered online for the second dose will be vaccinated.
Speaking to News Karnataka Former MLC Ivan D'Souza said that about 30 to 40 people contacted the helpline complaining of unavailability of the first dose of the vaccine. I contacted Deputy Commissioner KV Rajendra and made the arrangements for those people who wanted to be vaccinated with the first dose.
"This is the failure of administration, he alleged and added that with the increase in the demand for the vaccine, there is no sufficient number of doses available. He suggested that separate units for the first dose and second dose should be set up at the vaccination centres to avoid confusion.
DC Dr. Rajendra K. V. said, "we are handling the situation with a proper plan as we have limited stock. Due to this, we've also denied on-the-spot registration. As a result, those who received the first dose will receive the second. Thus, we'll be able to completely immunise a large number of people".
"From the district administration end, we have requested the government to supply sufficient doses of vaccine," he added.
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