Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday shared the picture of his 25-year-old son Pallava who has Down Syndrome. Sharing the picture on Twitter, he asked whether his son wants the COVID-19 vaccine or needs it.
He tweeted, “My son Pallava is 25 years old. He has Downs Syndrome. He has suffered from a near fatal respiratory failure a few years ago. Does he want the vaccine or does he need it?”
Check out the tweet:
My son Pallava is 25 years old. He has Downs Syndrome. He has suffered from a near fatal respiratory failure a few years ago. Does he want the vaccine or does he need it? pic.twitter.com/zG5wuIa2t1
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 7, 2021
Hansal’s tweet comes after the central government’s recent statement on the availability of vaccine and their ‘need, not want’ logic.
Due to sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and chief ministers of several states have appealed to the central government to open vaccination for all people above 18.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said various Covid-19 vaccination centres in the state do not have enough vaccine doses, and people have to be sent back due to the paucity. Tope said the state government has also demanded from the Centre to inoculate people from the age group of 20-40 years on priority.
Detailing about the Covid-19 vaccine stock in the state, the health minister said the state currently has 14 lakh vaccine doses which will get consumed in over three days.
India recorded 96,982 coronavirus infections in a day pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,26,86,049. The death toll increased to 1,65,547 with 446 new fatalities. Registering a steady increase for the 27th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 7,88,223. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,17,32,279, with 50,143 discharges in the last 24 hours, the data stated.