The rise of the second wave of this pandemic has caused a lot of panic among the citizens and the main aim of millions of citizens is to be fully vaccinated before the current scenario deteriorates.
The vaccination drive is going on all over India, but Telangana has, however, put a hold on this drive as the shortage of vaccination has been looming over the state for a while. Despite that, the citizens unaware of the fact had shown up in big numbers for the vaccination. Also, the current shortage has led to abortion of phase 1 of the vaccination drive, which vaccinates citizens from the age group from 45 and above. The government had not conveyed this matter to the citizens, which led to people who registered for phase 1 and the phase 2 eligibles returning home disappointed. A similar scenario is likely to follow on the second day of the vaccination drive in Telangana.
The state government is still awaiting the center's response to more doses to ramp up vaccination. At the same time, the state is waiting on Bharat Bio-Tech to procure the needful and supply to the state.The current scenario has forced the state government to ask private hospitals to stop the vaccination drive and return the injections if unused by them. According to the government's new guidelines, private hospitals will have to acquire their required dose from the manufacturers. The government has decided to give freedom to the private hospitals and will not intervene in their deal with the manufacturers. Officials have not stated the date as to when the vaccination drive will resume but have a clear idea that it cannot start without meeting the noticeable shortage of doses. This is likely to make the third phase delay longer than expected.