Young kin of Devendra Fadnavis takes Covid-19 vaccine, triggers row

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A younger relative of Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis shared a photograph of him getting COVID-19 prevention vaccine, triggering an argument as he doesn’t fulfil the age standards to obtain the shot.

As the photograph of Tanmay Fadnavis, who seems to be in his 20s, went viral on social media on Monday, Devendra Fadnavis’s workplace right here issued a press release on Tuesday, saying it was “completely improper” if the age standards has been violated and added that each one ought to observe rules.

Tanmay is a grandson of Devendra Fadnavis’s aunt Shobatai Fadnavis, a senior BJP chief and former minister. He took the vaccine dose on the National Cancer Institute in Nagpur and posted the photograph on social media.

As the controversy over violation of age standards for vaccination raged, Devendra Fadnavis sought to distance himself from the row.

The assertion from the previous chief minister’s workplace stated, “The concerned person, Tanmay Fadnavis, is my distant relative and I am not aware of under which criteria he received the vaccine. If he is eligible for vaccination then I have no objection and if he is not eligible than it is completely improper.”

“Even, my wife and daughter have not yet received the vaccine as per the criteria. Although all above the age of 18 years can take vaccine (from May 1), all should follow the rules,” the Leader of Opposition within the meeting stated.

At current, the vaccination is open solely to these aged 45 and above. On Monday, the Centre introduced that everybody above 18 years of age can be eligible to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 from May 1.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in Nagpur on Tuesday, Fadnavis alleged favoritism in allotment of Remdesivir in Maharashtra and stated badly-affected districts weren’t getting sufficient inventory of the COVID-19 drug which is in excessive demand.

He welcomed the Bombay High Court ruling calling for a need-based distribution of Remdesivir.

The Nagpur bench of the HC had on Monday directed the Maharashtra authorities to instantly launch 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nagpur district.

The bench had stated it didn’t perceive the logic behind allotting over 5,000 vials of Remdesivir for round 2,000 beds in Thane, however allocating solely about 3,000 vials of the drug for 8,000 COVID-19 beds in Nagpur.

Fadnavis stated, “I welcome the decision of the High Court… the allotment of Remdesivir across Maharashtra was being done in wrong way by the state government.”

Some ministers have been getting Remdesivir for his or her respective divisions in large numbers, whereas Nagpur, which has a excessive variety of COVID-19 sufferers, was not receiving the injections in correct proportion, the BJP chief stated.

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