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States, UTs have stock of more than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccines: Centre

The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs.

Published: 01st June 2021 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2021 11:27 AM   |  A+A-

A medic inoculates a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to a woman, at a vaccination centre, in Ajmer

A medic inoculates a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to a woman, at a vaccination centre, in Ajmer. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 21,51,48,659 doses, the ministry said.

"More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses (1,57,74,331) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered," it said.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them vaccines free of cost.

In addition, it has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the states and UTs.

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