Sputnik V agreed to supply vaccine to Delhi; quantity yet to be decided: Kejriwal

Delhi CM says vaccines in short supply; Gambhir hits back saying Kejriwal is trying to hide his own inefficiency.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that that Sputnik V makers have agreed to supply vaccines in the national capital. The exact quantity of vaccines, however, is yet to be decided.

Addressing the reporters, the Delhi CM said, “Talks are on with them (Sputnik V makers). Their people had a meeting with our officers yesterday. Talks are underway as to what quantity of vaccines will they provide us.”

Kejriwal said this while visited a drive-through vaccination centre at Akash hospital, Sector-12, Dwarka. He also said a government-run drive-through vaccination centre will be launched at Chhatrasal on Friday.

The CM said that several vaccination centres in the national capital are shut due to a shortage of doses and urged the Centre to procure foreign vaccines. He said that India made the world’s first vaccine, and yet is six months behind the whole world.

“There is an acute shortage of vaccines, especially for those between 18-44 years. The government has provided Covishield for those above 45, which will last for a few days. I hope the Central government is making efforts to give Delhi maximum