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States will receive almost 51 lakh of Covid-19 vaccine doses in the next three days: Center | India News

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NEW DELHI: More than 1.84 crore of Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available in the states and UT, while nearly 51 lakh of doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them in the next three days, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday. Union Health.
So far, the Center has provided more than 20 crore doses of vaccines (20,28,09,250) to states and UT at no cost, he said.
Of this, the total consumption, calculated based on the average until May 14, including losses, is 18,43,67,772 doses, according to data available at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
“More than 1.84 crore of Covid vaccine doses (1.84,41,478) are still available in the states and UTs to be administered. The states with negative balances are showing more consumption (including waste) than the vaccine supplied, since they have not reconciled the vaccine that they have supplied to the Armed Forces, “said the ministry.
He said that 50,95,640 doses of vaccines are in process and will be received by the states and UT within the next three days.
Vaccination forms an integral component of the Government of India’s comprehensive strategy for containing and managing the pandemic (including Covid Testing, Tracking, Treatment and Appropriate Behavior).
The Center has been supporting the nationwide vaccination campaign by providing free Covid vaccines to states and UT, in addition to various efforts to increase their production and supply, the ministry said.
The implementation of the Phase 3 Liberalized and Accelerated Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy began on May 1, as part of which the government has opened vaccination for everyone over 18 years of age.
Under the Strategy, the Center will purchase each month 50% of the total authorized doses of vaccine from the Central Drug Laboratory (CDL) of any manufacturer. It would continue to make these doses available to state governments at no cost, as was previously done.

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