THE Centre on Saturday insisted the decision to increase the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks was purely based on scientific data and also reiterated that Covaxin production will be raised to 10 crore doses per month soon.
V K Paul, member (health) Niti Aayog and the head of national Covid-19 task force, said in a briefing that the narrative that the gap between two doses of Covishield has been raised owing to the scarcity of vaccines is “saddening”.
“I am pleading to all of you with folded hands to put these controversies to rest,” he said.
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