NEW DELHI: The government of India has so far provided more than 15 crore vaccine doses (15,65,26,140) to States and UTs free of cost, which also includes the wastages is 14,64,78,983 doses.
More than 1 crore doses (1,00,47,157) are still available with the States and UTs to be administered. And, more than 80 Lakh (86,40,000) doses will be received in addition by the States and UTs in the next 3 days.
Recently some media reports quoting some government officials from Maharashtra have pointed out that the vaccines in the State are finished thereby adversely impacting the vaccination drive in the state. It is clarified that the total COVID vaccine doses received by Maharashtra as on April 27th upto 8 am are 1,58,62,470. Of this, the total consumption including wastage (0.22%) was 1,49,39,410.
Balance of 9,23,060 doses is still available with the state for administration of vaccine doses to the eligible population groups. Furthermore, 3,00,000 doses of COVID vaccine are in the pipeline for delivery in the next three days.