States/UTs received over 15 crore free vaccines: Centre

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday said that it has provided more than 15 crore vaccine to States/UTs free of cost.

“Government of India has so far provided more than 15 crore vaccine doses (15,65,26,140) to States/UTs Free of Cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 14,64,78,983 doses,” said
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

More than 1 crore doses (1,00,47,157) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, the Ministry added.

“More than 80 Lakh (86,40,000) doses will be received in addition by the States/UTs in the next 3 days.”

The Ministry also issued a clarification over vaccine supply to Maharashtra.

“Recently some media reports quoting some government officials from Maharashtra have pointed out that the vaccines in the State are finished thereby adversely impacting the vaccination drive in the state. It is clarified that the total COVID vaccine doses received by Maharashtra as on 27th April 2021 (at 8 am) are 1,58,62,470. Of this, the total consumption including wastage (0.22%) was 1,49,39,410. Balance of 9,23,060 doses is still available with the state for administration of vaccine doses to the eligible population groups,” the Ministry said, adding that “furthermore, 3,00,000 doses of COVID vaccine are in the pipeline for delivery in the next three days”.

India launched the world’s largest Vaccination Drive on 16th Jan 2021. A Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented from 1st May 2021. (PR)

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