Centre claims over 41.10-Cr COVID vaccine doses supplied to States, UTs so far

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today (July 16)  said that States and Union Territories have received more than 41.10 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses through all sources and more 52 lakh doses are  under supply. The Ministry’s  official statement reads: "More than 41.10 crores (41,10,38,530) vaccine doses have been provided to States/ Union Territories  so far, through all sources and a further 52,90,640 doses are in the pipeline." Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 38,58,75,958 doses as per data available at 8 am today. It also said,  that 2,51,62,572 balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered.  As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID vaccines free of cost.

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, 2021. "The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain," it said.

In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply by free of cost, 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and Union Territories.

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