More than 1.93 crore doses still available with States/UTs to be administered
Dehli 4 June : More than 24 Crore Vaccine Doses provided to states and Union Territories of India, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
As per the Ministry, Government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 24 crore vaccine doses(24,21,29,250) to States/UTs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 22,27,33,963 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).
Officials stated that as part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs.
“Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour,” officials added.
Moreover the ministry informed that under the implementation of the Liberalized and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination, which started started from 1st May 2021, in every month 50% of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any manufacturer would be procured by Govt. of India.
“It would continue to make these doses available to the State Govts totally free of cost as was being done earlier,” officials stated.
However, as per the Ministry, more than 1.93 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,93,95,287) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.