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More than 1.89 crore of unused Covid vaccine doses available in states / UT: Government | India News


NEW DELHI: More than Rs 1.89 crore and unused Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available in Union states and territories, the Union Ministry of Health said Thursday.
Two crore doses of vaccine have been administered in the first 72 hours of the implementation of the new revised guidelines of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program, the ministry said.
So far, the Center has provided more than 30 crore (30,33,27,440) doses of vaccine to states / UT, through government of India (free channel) and the category of direct public procurement.
Of this, total consumption, including waste, is 28,43,40,936 doses (based on data available at 8 a.m. on Thursday), the ministry said.
“Over 1.89 million rupees (1.89.86,504) of balance and unused Covid vaccine doses are still available in the states and UTs to be administered.
“In addition, more than 21.05,010 doses of vaccines are in process and will be received by them within the next three days,” the ministry said.
The Union government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of Covid-19 vaccination across the country. The new phase of universalization of the Covid-19 vaccination began on June 21.
The vaccination campaign has been intensified by the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to states / UTs to allow them better planning and streamlining of the vaccine supply chain, the ministry said.
Under the nationwide vaccination campaign, the Center has been supporting states / UTs by providing them with Covid vaccines at no cost.
In the new phase of the universalization of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, the Union government will acquire and supply (free of charge) 75 percent of the vaccines produced by vaccine manufacturers in the country to the states / UT, added.

Times of India