Vaccination centres for those in the 18-44 age group being run by the Delhi government and administering Covaxin will be shut as the city has run out of stocks for the vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi said Tuesday.
With the Covid vaccination drive now open for those aged 18 and above, some over 45 who had got their first shot a month ago have said they are struggling to find slots for the second dose, particularly Covishield.
In the second such incident in the national capital this month, 12 Covid patients, including a senior doctor, died in Batra Hospital in South Delhi on Saturday after the private facility ran out of oxygen supply between 12.15 pm and 1.35 pm, doctors and officials said.
While many top private hospitals had spoken of depleting oxygen levels on Wednesday, the next line of hospitals with relatively lesser numbers of Covid-19 patients have now also started to face the heat.
The crisis began to unfold after many hospitals complained that Linde India Limited, which supplies oxygen to Delhi from its plant in Faridabad, has been stopped by the Haryana government from supplying outside the state.