Guwahati: Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 positive cases in the state, the AIUDF party on Sunday raised serious concerns over the alleged shortages of COVID vaccines in the state.
Shortages of vaccine will lead to a spike in more COVID cases in Assam, claimed AIUDF organizing GS Aminul Islam in a press statement.
“As the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic has hit the region, the spread of the deadly virus has already started in the state. Several people had already been infected with the virus, and reports of death have also come to light. Hence, both health department and people should also take the matter seriously and remain alert,” said Aminul Islam in a press statement.
AIUDF has also urged the central government to take up the matter seriously and responsibly arrange COVID vaccines for the state at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Health Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma denying shortages of vaccines in the state, told the media here in Guwahati, “Due to high demand of COVID vaccines, there might have been a shortage in other states, however, in Assam, we have 2 lakh doses as of now. No shortages yet, and we are about to receive 3 to 4 lakh vaccines by April 13.”