More than 2.33 crore steadiness and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are nonetheless obtainable with the states, union territories and personal hospitals, the Union Health Ministry stated on Monday. More than 52.40 crore vaccine doses have been supplied to states and UTs to this point by way of all sources, and an extra 8,39,780 doses are within the pipeline, it stated.
Of this, the overall consumption, together with wastage, is 50,51,29,252 doses (as per information obtainable at 8 am on Monday), the ministry stated. More than 2.33 crore steadiness and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are nonetheless obtainable with the states, UTs and personal hospitals to be administered, it added.
The Union authorities is dedicated to accelerating the tempo and increasing the scope of COVID-19 vaccination all through the nation, the ministry stated. The new part of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from twenty first June, 2021.
The vaccination drive has been ramped up by way of the supply of extra vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling higher planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine provide chain, the ministry stated. As a part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the federal government of India has been supporting the states and UTs by offering them COVID-19 vaccines freed from value.
In the brand new part of the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union authorities will procure and provide (freed from value) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the producers within the nation to the states and UTs.
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