Chidambaram slams Centre for 'failing miserably' in rolling out vaccination process for citizens

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NEW DELHI: Senior

Congress

leader P

Chidambaram

on Thursday hit out at Centre for "failing miserably" in rolling out the Covid-19

vaccination

for Indians.
"I share the pride that India exported 5.9

crore doses

of Covid-19 vaccines. At the same time, I am disappointed that we have administered only 3 crore doses to Indian citizens," Chidambaram tweeted.

I share the pride that India exported 5.9 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines.At the same time, I amdisappointed th… https://t.co/rJl9yacgjo

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1616038558000

"The central government has failed miserably in rolling out the vaccination to Indians. Is there any wonder that the number of infections is rising rapidly every day?" he added.
The former Union minister also pointed out the need to allow walk-in, on demand vaccination and get rid of the bureaucratic hurdles, including pre-registration.
"Government should allow walk-in vaccination on demand and get rid of bureaucratic hurdles including pre-registration," he further tweeted.

At this rate the race between the virus and the vaccination will be won by the virus. Government should allow wal… https://t.co/F3NkGVlKjK

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1616038559000

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination has crossed 3.64 crores coverage, informed the

Union ministry of health and family welfare

on Wednesday.
According to the official data, a total of 3,71,43,255 vaccine doses were administered in the country, as per the provisional report till 8 am on Thursday.
The second phase of the vaccination drive started on March 1 in which doses are being administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities.

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