States/UTs to get over 38 lakh Covid vaccines in 3 days: Centre

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New Delhi: More than 38 lakh COVID vaccines doses will be delivered to the States and UTs in the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said today.

Over 1.17 crore (1,17,56,911) COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, it said in a statement.

The central government has provided more than 25.60 crore (25,60,08,080) vaccine doses to States and UTs so far, through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 24,44,06,096 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today), it said.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost.

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