Over 20 cr vaccine doses given to states/UTs free of cost: Centre


New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): Over 20 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs free of cost by the Centre so far and more than 1.84 crore doses are still available with them to administer to people, an official statement said on Sunday.

According to the Health and Family Welfare Ministry statement, the states/UTs will get about 51 lakh doses in next three days as vaccination forms an integral component of the comprehensive strategy of the government for containment and management of the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat and Covid Appropriate Behaviour).

"Government of India has been supporting the nationwide vaccination drive by providing Covid Vaccines free of cost to the States and UTs, in addition to several efforts to ramp up its production and supply," it said.

It said that implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination has started from May 1, and under it, every month 50 per cent of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any manufacturer would be procured by the Centre, which would continue to make these doses available to the states/UTs totally free of cost as was being done earlier.

The Centre has so far provided more than 20 crore vaccine doses (20,28,09,250) to states/UTs free of cost. Out of this, the total consumption, calculated based on average up to May 14, including wastages is 18,43,67,772 doses (as per data available at 7 p.m. on Saturday).

More than 1.84 crore vaccine doses (1,84,41,478) are still available with the states/UTs to be administered, the statement said, adding that states with negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine supplied as they have not reconciled the vaccine they have supplied to the Armed Forces.

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 16 2021

    Thanks to PM Care Funds ...

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sun, May 16 2021

    Free of cost We need gas diesel petrol

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, May 16 2021

    It’s disgusting statement by the govt every time to say Free of Cost. India is getting charitable Free of Cost Vaccines from the whole world and cash money donation on top of that. Govt should stop taking credit for giving Free of Cost vaccine paid for by someone else. Govt has only votes, money and power in mind even in this dire situation by false propaganda.

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  • Maria Siqueira, Shirva - Udupi

    Sun, May 16 2021

    This is called 'gratitude'!! Stay safe, stay healthy, Veer.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, May 16 2021

    Shame on you for demanding gratitude for someone else’s hard work. It is valueless cowardly gratitude seeking. Instead of asking people to thank the world you are putting your label on that vaccine. If world had not announced free medical aid you would have even charged people for the same free medical aid. No limit for BJP stooping any low level.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, May 16 2021

    This must be a fake statement. if 20 cr vaccines are given to states/UT's given by central Government, 15% People Karnataka could have received vaccination. But reality is only 1% have received vaccination so far. People are suffering to take second dose.

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Sun, May 16 2021

    Charles Pls don't take Those who want to take let them take

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, May 16 2021

    Another Jumla!!!!, Why this Govt floating this kind of fake news?Why they are not accepting thier mistakes and failures? Fedup, Time to change these peoples

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