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More than 25 crore vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre IndiaFightsCorona
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More than 25 crore vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Jun 2021, 05:35 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has announced to support the states and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost.

In addition, the Centre has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs, an official statement said.

Implementation of the Liberalized and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has started from May 1.

Under the Strategy, every month 50% of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any manufacturer would be procured by Govt. of India. It would continue to make these doses available to the State Govts totally free of cost as was being done earlier, the government said in a statement.

More than 25 crore (25,06,41,440) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category, the Centre informed.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 23,74,21,808 doses (as per data available at 8 AM Wednesday).

More than 1.33 crore COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.

Furthermore, more than 3 lakh (3,81,750) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.