COVID-19 vaccine | Amid shortage claims, Centre to supply 1.9 crore COVID-19 vaccines to States-UTs free of cost in next 15 days

Amid shortage claims, Centre to supply 1.9 crore COVID-19 vaccines to States-UTs free of cost in next 15 days


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Key Highlights

  • A complete of 191.99 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines–Covishield and Covaxin–will be provided to states/UTs freed from price from Might 16 to Might 31
  • 191.99 lakh doses embody 162.5 lakh Covishield doses and 29.49 lakh Covaxin doses
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive has efficiently accomplished 118 days whereby 17.93 crore doses have been administered to recognized beneficiaries

New Delhi: Amid claims of vaccine scarcity in States and UTs, the Union authorities has mentioned it should provide 1 crore 92 lakh doses – Covishield and Covaxin – freed from price within the subsequent 15 days.

Making the announcement, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned that the Central authorities will provide almost 1 crore 92 lakh of COVID-19 vaccines to States and UTs. The vaccines can be freed from price and can be delivered on the fortnight of 16th-31st Might 2021.

The federal government will share the supply schedule with States and UTs prematurely they usually have been requested to direct the officers involved to make sure rational and considered utilization of allotted doses and decrease vaccine wastage.

162.5 lakh doses of Covishield and 29.49 lakh Covaxin doses

The 191.99 lakh doses will embody 162.5 lakh doses of Covishield and 29.49 lakh Covaxin doses.

The allocation of the Centre’s provides to states/UTs is determined on the consumption sample and beneficiary load for second doses throughout the upcoming fortnight, the ministry acknowledged, reported PTI.

Greater than 1.7 crore vaccine doses had been out there by the Centre to states/UTs, freed from cost from 1 Might-Might 15, 2021.

In addition to this, greater than 4.39 crore doses had been made out there for direct procurement by the states in addition to non-public hospitals within the month of Might.

India quickest nation globally to achieve the 17 crore vaccination goal in 114 days

As of at this time, the cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation is almost 18 crore.

In the meantime, India is the quickest nation globally to achieve the 17 crore goal in 114 days adopted by the US which took 115 days to manage the identical quantity of doses, and China 119 days.

Since Might 1, the ‘Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination Technique’ is in place beneath which 50 per cent of the out there doses have been earmarked for provide to states and UTs, as freed from price provide from the Authorities of India channel. For the remaining 50 per cent states and UTs and personal hospitals can go for direct procurement from the vaccine producers.

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