The 1.92.crore doses embrace 1.63 crore Covishield doses and 29.49 lakh Covaxin doses. In the earlier fortnight, Centre has already offered greater than 1.7 crore vaccine doses to states/UTs, freed from cost, the well being ministry stated
New Delhi: A complete of 191.99 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – will likely be provided to states/UTs freed from price from 16 to 31 May, the Union well being ministry stated on Friday.
The supply schedule for the allocation will likely be shared prematurely. States/UTs have been requested to direct the officers involved to make sure rational and even handed utilisation of allotted doses and minimise vaccine wastage, it stated.
The 191.99 lakh doses embrace 162.5 lakh Covishield doses and 29.49 lakh Covaxin doses.
“The basic objective behind informing the states and UTs in advance of the quantum of free vaccine doses to be made available from Central government for 15 days is to ensure that they prepare effective plans for judicious and optimum utilisation of these free vaccine doses which are meant for the age group of 45 and above, and for healthcare and frontline workers,” the ministry stated.
In between 1 and 15 May, a complete of over 1.7 crore vaccine doses has been made obtainable by the Centre to states/UTs, freed from cost.
In addition, greater than 4.39 crore doses have been made obtainable for direct procurement by the states in addition to non-public hospitals within the month of May, the ministry stated.
The cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation is almost 18 crore (17.93 crore as per the 7 am provisional report on Friday).
The COVID-19 vaccination drive has efficiently accomplished 118 days whereby 17.93 crore doses have been administered to recognized beneficiaries by collaborative efforts of all states and UTs.
India is the quickest nation globally to succeed in the 17 crore goal in 114 days. The US took 115 days and China took 119 days to manage the identical quantity of doses.
The ‘Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy’ is being applied from 1 May whereby 50 p.c of the obtainable doses are earmarked for provide to states and UTs, as freed from price provide from Government of India channel, whereas the remaining 50 p.c is out there for direct procurement from the vaccine producers by states and UTs and personal hospitals.
The allocation of Centre’s provides to states/UTs is determined on the consumption sample and beneficiary load for second doses throughout the upcoming fortnight, the ministry said.