More than 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are nonetheless accessible with states and UTs and they’re going to obtain over 20 lakh extra doses throughout the subsequent 3 days, the Union Health Ministry stated on Thursday. On media stories quoting some Maharashtra State Government officers that vaccines within the state are “completed” and adversely impacting the vaccination drive, the ministry said a balance of 7,49,960 vaccine doses is still available with the state for administration to eligible population groups.
“It is clarified that the total Covid vaccine doses received by Maharashtra as on April 29 (at 8 am) are 1,63,62,470. “Of this, the total consumption including wastage (0.22 per cent) was 1,56,12,510. Balance of 7,49,960 vaccine doses is still available with the state for administration to the eligible population groups,” the ministry stated. The Government of India has thus far supplied practically 16.16 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to states and UTs freed from price.
Of this, the whole consumption together with wastages is 15,10,77,933 doses, the ministry stated. “More than 1 crore Covid vaccine doses (1,06,08,207) are nonetheless accessible with states and UTs to be administered. More than 20 lakh (20,48,890) vaccine doses shall be acquired as well as by the states and UTs throughout the subsequent 3 days,” the ministry stated.
The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented from 1st May 2021. Registration for the new eligible population groups has started from Wednesday. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal cowin.gov.in or through the Aarogya Setu app.
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