States/UTs to get 51 lakh more Covid vaccines in 3 days: Centre

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New Delhi (NVI): Amid a huge controversy over the Covid vaccines, the Central government today said 1.84 doses are available with States and Union Territories and about 51 lakh more would be delivered to them within the next three days.

“Nearly 51 lakh (50,95,640) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.

“The government has so far provided more than 20 crore vaccine doses (20,28,09,250) to States/UTs, Free of Cost. 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 PM yesterday),” it said.

More than 1.84 crore COVID Vaccine doses (1,84,41,478) are still available with the States and UTs to be administered, the Ministry said. .

States with a negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine supplied as they have not reconciled the vaccine they have supplied to Armed Forces, the statement read.

Several states have been complaining about shortage of vaccines, which gets reflected in a long waiting time for jabs.