New Delhi: More than 30.54 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States/Union Territories by the central government, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
According to the ministry, a total of 1,50,28,186 balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses available even now with the states and union territories.
30,54,32,450 vaccine doses have been given to States/UTs till now through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.
“Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 29,04,04,264 doses , as per the data from the ministry till 8 am on Friday.
Over 47,00,000 doses of vaccine are in the pipeline and will be provided to the States/Union Territories within the next three days.
In the new phase of universalization of the vaccination drive, 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country will be procured and supplied (free of cost) to States and UTs by the Centre.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered under the nationwide vaccination drive stands at 30,79,48,744, the Union Health Ministry informed.
India began its universal vaccination against Covid-19 on June 21. Under the centralized free vaccination policy, the government is providing free Covid-19 vaccines to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age.
The Union Health Ministry had said that more than 80 lakh vaccine doses were administered across the country on June 21, the first day of the revised guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. It is the highest number of doses administered in a day since the vaccination drive started on January 16.
(With ANI Inputs)