Coronavirus | Free supply of nearly 192 lakh vaccines to States/UTs from May 16-31

Between Could 1-15, greater than 1.7 crore doses made accessible to States freed from value

The Central authorities would provide 191.99 lakh doses of vaccines (162.5 lakh Covishield and 29.49 lakh Covaxin) freed from value to the States and Union Territories (UT) throughout Could 16-31, mentioned a launch issued by the Union Well being Ministry on Friday.

“The supply schedule for this allocation will likely be shared upfront. States have been requested to direct the involved officers to make sure rational and even handed utilization of allotted doses and decrease the vaccine wastage,” it acknowledged.

The announcement was to make sure that the States/UTs ready efficient plans for even handed and optimum utilisation of the doses that have been meant for the age group of 45 and above, and for HCWs and FLWs (healthcare employees and entrance line employees), it famous.

Between Could 1-15, greater than 1.7 crore doses had been made accessible to the States freed from value.

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The allocation to the States/UTs was selected the consumption sample and beneficiary load of second doses within the coming fortnight.

Almost 18 crore doses given

The cumulative variety of doses administered within the nation was practically 18 crore (17.93 crore, as per a 7 a.m. provisional report). “COVID-19 vaccination drive has efficiently accomplished 118 days whereby 17.89 crore doses have been administered to the recognized beneficiaries by way of collaborative efforts of all States/UTs,” mentioned the Ministry.

India was the quickest nation globally to achieve the 17 crore goal in 114 days. The U.S. took 115 days and China 119 days to manage the identical quantity of doses, it identified.

India was implementing the ‘Liberalized Pricing and Accelerated Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination Technique’ from Could starting, whereby 50% of the accessible doses have been earmarked for provide to the States/UTs, as freed from value provide from the Authorities of India channel,whereas the remaining 50% was accessible for direct procurement from the vaccine producers by the States/UTs and personal hospitals.

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