Raipur. Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh, has said that the central government has given plenty of vaccine to the state. Even after having the vaccine, the state has not used it. 'I want to ask Rahul Gandhi whether this is intentional. Are they trying to make the public resentful? Is this a strategy to defame the central government? Dr Raman Singh said these things in a press conference held in his bungalow on Sunday.
Dr Raman Singh said that the state government got free vaccines from the Center for people above 45 years. It was underutilized. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had promised that he would get the vaccine free of cost to the public. Many village Centres are closed for the last five days; people are not getting vaccinated. This is the mismanagement of the Bhupesh Baghel government.
Dr Raman Singh also answered questions from the press with some figures from the central government. Dr Raman said that the Center sent 6 lakh 30 thousand vaccine doses in January, but only 70 thousand got used. In February, the usage was 3 lakh 60 thousand out of ten lakhs. The state has received 89 lakh 55 thousand vaccines so far. By December, every citizen will become vaccinated due to the efforts of the Central Government.
On Saturday, the state received 1 lakh 41 thousand 420 doses of Covishield vaccine for 18 to 44 years old. According to the latest report, 7 lakh 96 thousand 972 of 18 to 44 year old have received the vaccination. These include 1 lakh 5 thousand 261 of Antyodaya ration cardholder families, 3 lakh 26 thousand 143 of BPL category, 2 lakh 87 thousand 381 of APL and 78 thousand 137 youth frontline workers.
State Congress President Mohan Markam has said that Dr Raman Singh should consider his role in BJP's defeat in Chhattisgarh. Dr Raman Singh should worry about the Sangh trying to find an alternative to Narendra Modi. Raman Singh should think about his party's performance in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana. Mohan Markam has said that now Raman Singh does not need to worry about Congress.