New Delhi: The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday (Could 3, 2021) refuted the media studies that mentioned the Centre has not positioned any contemporary order for COVID-19 vaccines.
Some information studies had claimed that the final order positioned with the 2 coronavirus vaccine makers (100 million doses with Serum Institute of India and 20 million doses with Bharat Biotech) was in March 2021.
“These media studies are fully incorrect, and aren’t primarily based on information,” the Centre mentioned in a press assertion.
“It’s clarified that 100% advance of Rs 1732.50 cr (after TDS Rs 1699.50 cr) was launched to Serum Institute of India (SII) on 28.04.2021 for 11 crore doses of Covishield vaccine throughout Could, June and July, and was acquired by them on 28.04.2021,” they said.
The MoHFW added, “As on date, in opposition to the final order of 10 crore doses for provides of Covishield vaccine, 8.744 crore doses have been delivered until 03.05.2021.”
They mentioned that moreover, a 100% advance of Rs 787.50 cr (after TDS Rs. 772.50 cr) was launched on April 28, 2021, to Bharat Biotech for 5 crore Covaxin doses throughout Could, June and July, and was acquired by them on April 28 solely.
“As on date in opposition to the final order of two crore doses for provides of Covaxin vaccine, 0.8813 crore doses have been delivered until 03.05.2021,” the Central authorities mentioned.
“Therefore to say that contemporary orders haven’t been positioned by the Authorities of India isn’t right,” the assertion mentioned.
That is to be famous that as of Could 2, 2021, the Centre has supplied greater than 16.54 crore coronavirus vaccine doses to States and UTs Freed from Price.
In the meantime, over 2.15 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years acquired the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday throughout 12 states and UTs. The whole vaccination throughout the nation has now crossed greater than the 15.88 crore mark.