Over 5.86 Crore Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Be Provided Free Of Cost To States And UTs Till 15 June: Centre
The Centre on Wednesday (19 May) said that over 5.8 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccines will be provided to states and union territories till 15 June.
Union Health Ministry in a statement said that it has been providing advance information on availability of COVID vaccine doses to be supplied to the states and UTs during the two fortnights of the month, and also the amount available for direct procurement by the states from the manufacturers by the state and the private hospitals.
The Prime Minister has highlighted this in his interaction with the State and District Officials on the COVID-19 situation yesterday (18 May), the Health Ministry said.
"The Health Ministry has again written to the States and UTs on allocation of COVID vaccine doses (for both Covishield and Covaxin) during May 2021 and during first fortnight of June 2021 from the Government of India channel (which is available free of cost), and availability of vaccine doses (for both Covishield and Covaxin) that can be procured directly by States and Private Hospitals during months of May and June 2021," the statement said.
This advance visibility will enable better and more effective planning by the States, it added.
According to the advance visibility provided by government to states/UTs, a total of 5 crore 86 lakh and 29 thousand doses will be provided free of cost by the Centre to states from 1 May to 15 June.
In addition, as per information received from vaccine manufacturers, a total of 4 crore, 87 lakh and 55 thousand doses will also be available till end of June 2021 for direct procurement by states/UTs, the statement said.
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