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telegraphindia.com 09 Sep, 2021 22:45 am

Brawl bares shortage of Covid vaccine in Uttar Pradesh

Brawl bares shortage of Covid vaccine in Uttar Pradesh
Police said the trouble began when villagers from Lalu Nangla claimed the special one-day camp was meant exclusively for their village and attacked vaccine seekers

Brawl bares shortage of Covid vaccine in Uttar Pradesh Police said the trouble began when villagers from Lalu Nangla claimed the special one-day camp was meant exclusively for their village and attacked vaccine seekers Officials said the camp had only 200 doses.Advertisement Police said the trouble began when villagers from Lalu Nangla claimed the special one-day camp, held at the village primary school, was meant exclusively for their village and attacked vaccine seekers from adjacent Bagarpur Kalan.Some Lalu Nangla residents attacked people from Bagarpur Kalan first and left a youth injured.Elders gathered at the same primary school today and resolved to pacify the people of their respective villages,” a Bagarpur Kalan resident told reporters on Thursday.

A state government official in Lucknow said a chronic shortage of doses as well as healthcare workers to administer them had created widespread anger across the state, and Wednesday’s violence was just waiting to happen.While a crowd had gathered there since 9am, there were only two health workers to administer the vaccine.

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