Health Ministry | 216 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be manufactured in India between August-December: Govt

Recovery cases increasing since May 3; 187 districts showing decline in COVID-19 infections since last 2 weeks

Lav Agarwal, Union Well being Ministry, Joint Secretary&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit score:&nbspANI

Key Highlights

  • Sputnik V vaccine has reached India; to be out there available in the market by subsequent week
  • No of districts with week-on week rise in COVID-19 checks, but decline in positivity price elevated from 125 in Apr 22-28 to 338 in Could 6-12
  • 12 states have greater than 1 lakh lively COVID-19 circumstances; 24 states have greater than 15% case positivity price

New Delhi: Restoration circumstances have been rising within the nation since Could three and 187 districts have proven a continued decline in circumstances because the final 2 weeks.

Addressing the media, Lav Agarwal, Union Well being Ministry, Joint Secretary mentioned that the general country-wide positivity price has declined from 21.95 per cent to 21.02 per cent within the final one week.

For the previous three days, there’s plateauing in demise circumstances as effectively whereas there are 12 states with greater than 1 lakh lively circumstances.

10 states with 25 per cent COVID-19 positivity price

There are 10 states the place the COVID-19 positivity price is 25 per cent or extra.

To this point, 17.72 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Saying that stringent containment is the important thing to interrupt the chain of the virus, the Joint Secretary gave the instance of Chhattisgarh’s Raipur the place the positivity price had reached 54.6 per cent earlier however after strict containment measures, the circumstances are managed the positivity price now stands at 19 per cent.

Practically 18 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in India. Within the US, the quantity stands round 26 crores. So, India stands within the third place, after China, mentioned Dr. VK Paul, Member (Well being), NITI Aayog.

All vaccine doses procured by GoI and made out there to States/UTs freed from price or procured by state governments instantly can be found completely for vaccination throughout the states, mentioned Paul.

“States are given an advance indication of free vaccine that will be out there from GoI to them for subsequent 15 days in addition to full month’s provide of vaccines that the states and personal hospitals can procure instantly from producers. Such advance intimation to States/UTs facilitates straightforward procurement and efficient planning by State for administering vaccine doses,” he mentioned.

The sale of Russia’s Sputnik V will start subsequent week

He additional mentioned that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has arrived in India.

“I am completely happy to say that we’re hopeful that it will be out there available in the market subsequent week. We’re hopeful that the sale of the restricted provide that has come from there (Russia), will start subsequent week,” he added.

Additional provide can even comply with. Its manufacturing will start in July and it’s estimated that 15.6 crore doses can be manufactured in that interval.

General, 216 crore doses of vaccines can be manufactured in India between August-December and there needs to be little doubt that vaccines can be out there for all, mentioned Paul. 

Dr. Paul mentioned that the GoI is in contact with Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J producers.

“We saved asking them in the event that they wished to provide to India. However they informed us they may reply accordingly to the provision by 2021. The talks are nonetheless on with them. We hope that they may provide and produce in India,” he added.

He additionally mentioned that the federal government is keen to ask different corporations to take the system of Covaxin for manufacturing.

On accusation coming from the Delhi authorities over the availability of Covaxin, Paul mentioned that the nationwide capital acquired the vaccine from three channels.

Our job is to facilitate the procurement. We refute the costs there’s stress on anyone to present the vaccine to any explicit state, he added.

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