Launching the COVID vaccination drive on January 27, Prime Minister KP Oli made a chest-thumping claim that all Nepalese citizens would be inoculated “within three months”. Fast forward to May 2021, around 4% of the population has been vaccinated. Ineffective management of the logistics and administrative aspect of the vaccination campaign was largely a sign of the authorities’ neglect in using the borrowed time, judiciously. Consequently, the efficacy of the vaccination campaign was not even remotely close to what the PM boasted and now with another prohibitory order, the inoculation drive has come to a halt. Continue reading..