More than 1.89 crore unutilised Covid vaccine dosages readily available with states/UTs: Govt

New Delhi: More than 1.89 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still offered with the states and Union areas, the Union health ministry stated on Thursday.

2 crore vaccine dosages have been administered in the very first 72 hours of the execution of the new modified guidelines of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program, the ministry stated.

More than 30 crore (30,33,27,440) vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre to states/UTs so far, through Federal government of India (complimentary of cost channel) and direct state procurement classification.

Of this, the overall usage, consisting of wastages, is 28,43,40,936 doses (according to the data offered at 8 am on Thursday), the ministry said.

“More than 1.89 crore (1,89,86,504) balance and unutilised Covid vaccine dosages are still offered with the states and UTs to be administered.

“Additionally, more than 21,05,010 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next 3 days,” the ministry said.

The Union government is devoted to speeding up the speed and broadening the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the nation. The brand-new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination began from June 21.

The vaccination drive has actually been increase through availability of more vaccines, advance exposure of vaccine availability to states/UTs for making it possible for much better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain, the ministry stated.

Under the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has actually been supporting the states/UTs by supplying them Covid vaccines free of cost.

In the brand-new stage of the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union government will obtain and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by vaccine manufacturers in the nation to states/UTs, it included.

Released at Thu, 24 Jun 2021 09:18:43 +0000