Rural Punjab faces vaccine shortage

Ludhiana (Punjab) June 09 (ANI): While the Centre and Punjab government lock horns over vaccination policy , rural areas of the state seem to suffer an acute shortage of vaccines. Ludhiana district has run out of vaccines that are to be given to 18-44 year age group. “Covishield and Covaxin are available for 45+ age group, we are prioritizing 2nd dose of Covaxin whereas allotting 1st and 2nd dose of Covishield,” said the district vaccination officer of Ludhiana. “No one is coming to vaccinate us, there are so many people suffering from Corona here” a local from Lambiya Khurd village of Punjab informed ANI. BJP blamed Punjab government for their inability to reach the people of Punjab. “Rural areas of Punjab are at misery, Punjab government is prioritizing profit over health. Health Minister Sidhu should resign” said BJP leader Anil Sarin leader.