Sharing the plan could have been a ploy to bring the Centre some respite from the flak it has been receiving for India's vaccine shortage.
The world's response to COVID-19 doesn't bode well for how we might respond to the looming climate crisis.
Doctors have said that they are pressured to prescribe the drug to COVID-19 patients even though they are aware that it has no beneficial effect.
If the years after the economic reforms bolstered the Indian middle class, in its 30th anniversary it is facing a major shock in the second wave of COVID-19.
The state government ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident on Friday, Assam's forest and wildlife minister Parimal Suklabaidya said.
The health ministrys data show 4,000 deaths and 343,144 infections over the last 24 hours. It was the third consecutive day of 4,000 deaths, or more, but daily infections have kept below last week's peak of 414,188.