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Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Delhi Worst In Using COVID-19 Grant: Centre

Dr Harsh Vardhan said the rumour about prioritising vaccination of youth over the elderly is falseUnion Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that Maharashtra with 42.5 per cent, Chandigarh with 47.8 per cent and Delhi with 75.4 per cent are the worst performers in COVID-19 grant utilisation.Dr Harsh Vardhan said this in his ''Sunday Samvaad'' programme."Maharashtra (42.5 per cent), Chandigarh (47.8 per cent) and Delhi (75.4 per cent) are worst performers in COVID-19 grant utilisation.

In the first phase, the Government of India released Rs 3,000 crore to all States and UTs to battle the pandemic," said Dr Vardhan.Dr Vardhan also said that the rumour about prioritising vaccination of youth over the elderly is false. "Kindly report such claims to PIB Fact Check. Groups with occupational hazard and risk of exposure to infection shall be prioritised followed by those at risk of developing severe disease," he said.

News source ~ NDTV