Majumdar Shaw had expressed concern about the lack of COVID vaccine in the country and demanded the government to adopt more transparency regarding its availability.
Concerns over lack of COVID-19 vaccine.
Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has compared the situation of vaccination in the country to finding a relationship for marriage. Mazumdar, the executive chairman of this major biotechnology sector company, jokingly said that it has become like a search for a bride or groom for marriage.
He wrote on Twitter, ‘Vaccination in India has become like a search for a relationship for marriage. First you are not ready, then you do not like any relationship and then you do not get any. Those who got it, they are saddened to think that it would have been better if they had got another relationship. Those who did not get any, they are ready to take anyone. Earlier this week, Kiran had expressed concern about the lack of COVID vaccine in the country and demanded the government to adopt more transparency regarding its availability so that people can wait patiently for their turn.
Demand for transparency regarding vaccine availability
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw expressed concern over the lack of vaccine for COVID-19 and demanded transparency from the government about its availability so that common people should work patiently and wait for their turn. The Government of India has announced to open the COVID-19 vaccination program to all people above 18 years of age from May 1.
The vaccine situation in India is like arranged marriage. First u r not ready, then u dont like any, then u dont get any!!
Those who got are unhappy thinking may be the other one would have been better. Those who did not get any are willing to get any one😅
— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (@kiranshaw) May 15, 2021
Questions raised regarding the supply of vaccine
Mazumdar-Shaw tweeted a tweet to the Health Ministry on Tuesday, “I am very concerned about why the vaccine supplies are so low.” Health Ministry, can we know where seven crore doses are going every month? If the supply timetable is made public, then people can wait patiently. ”
Government has paid for 16 crore doses
Earlier this month, there were reports in the media that the Center had not given any new orders for the COVID-19 vaccine, to which the Health Ministry said that the Serum Institute received 100 per cent advance for 11 million doses of coviciled vaccine. 1,732.50 crore was given as on 28 April. Besides this, the Health Ministry said that Rs 787.50 crore was released to Bharat Biotech India Limited on April 28 for five crore doses of covaxine.
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