The Centre has thus far supplied over 20 crore (20,76,10,230) vaccine doses to the states and Union territories without cost. Of this, the full consumption, calculated on the idea of common figures, as much as May 16, together with wastage, is eighteen,71,13,705 doses (in keeping with knowledge available at 8 am on Monday), it added.
“More than two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses (2,04,96,525) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered,” the ministry mentioned.
Furthermore, 2,94,660 vaccine doses are within the pipeline and shall be acquired by the states throughout the subsequent three days, it mentioned.
As a part of the nationwide vaccination drive in opposition to the viral illness, the Government of India has been supporting the states by offering them vaccine doses without cost, along with a number of efforts to ramp up the manufacturing and provide of the vaccines.
Vaccination is an integral pillar of the excellent technique of the federal government for the containment and administration of the pandemic, alongside with “Test, Track, Treat” and COVID-appropriate behaviour, the ministry mentioned.
The implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of COVID-19 Vaccination has began from May 1. Under the Strategy, each month, 50 per cent of the vaccine doses cleared by the Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) of any producer can be procured by the federal government.
It would proceed to make these doses available to the states without cost, the ministry added.