The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that more than one crore 84 lakh Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories to be administered to the beneficiaries. The Ministry has said, the Central Government has provided over 22 crore 16 lakh Covid vaccine doses to States and Union Territories so far. Of this, the total consumption of doses including wastages is over 20 crore 17 lakh.
The Ministry has assured that eleven lakh vaccine doses will be provided to States and Union Territories within the next three days. The Union Health Ministry has said that vaccination is a crucial pillar in the fight against the corona virus and a third phase of Covid-19 vaccination has already started in the country. It said, the Central Government has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States and Union Territories.