The Centre has supplied greater than 24 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to States and Union Territories up to now, knowledgeable the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare on Tuesday. “Greater than 24 crores (24,65,44,060) vaccine doses have been supplied to States/UTs up to now, by means of Authorities of India (freed from price channel) and thru direct state procurement class and of this, the overall consumption, together with wastages, is 23,47,43,489 doses (as per information accessible at eight am right now),” it mentioned.
The ministry additional mentioned that 1,19,46,925 COVID Vaccine doses are nonetheless accessible with the States and Union Territories to be administered.
The implementation of the Liberalized and Accelerated Part-Three Technique of Covid-19 vaccination has began from Might 1, 2021.
“Below the technique, in each month 50 per cent of the overall Central Medicine Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any producer could be procured by Govt. of India. It might proceed to make these doses accessible to the State Govts completely freed from price as was being accomplished earlier,” the well being ministry mentioned.
As a part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Authorities of India has been supporting the States and UTs by offering them COVID Vaccines freed from price. As well as, the Centre has additionally been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in his handle speech to the nation introduced a centralized procurement system for Covid-19 vaccines, starting from June 21, with 25 per cent of the procurement being made accessible for the non-public sector, in addition to free vaccinations for everybody above the age of 18.
He additionally introduced a cap of Rs 150 on the quantity non-public hospitals can cost over the price of the acquisition of the vaccine from the producer.
Additionally, 23,61,98,726 COVID vaccine doses have been administered up to now within the nationwide vaccination drive.
(With ANI inputs)