Yogi Govt Floats Global Tender To Procure 40 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Yogi Govt Floats Global Tender To Procure 40 Million Covid-19 Vaccine DosesUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led state government has floated a global tender to procure 40 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

This short term global e-tender has been floated by the Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Limited and bidders are expected to submit the same by 21 May.

The state government has announced that it will administer the Covid-19 vaccine to adults aged above 18, free of cost. As per reports, as of 3 May Uttar Pradesh has administered 1.26 crore vaccine doses out of which 1.01 crore people have received the first dose.

Uttar Pradesh has received 1.5 lakh vaccine doses as part of the Phase-3 vaccination drive which will be used to inoculate individuals in the seven worst affected districts in the state. The Phase-3 drive will be extended to other districts after a week.