The only state, which faced no healthcare workers shortage, was Mizoram.
Overall, there has been an improvement in inequity in access, despite existing constraints such as infrastructure availability and status of peripheral health facilities.
The Union Health Ministry on Saturday clarified that the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) will be held on May 21 as per the schedule.
India is likely to raise the issue at the World Health Assembly and other multilateral forums, sources in the ministry said.
An increase of 372 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stands at 19,509, according to the data.
For the last three years, the AP government has strived to make the State malaria-free and succeeded in bringing down malaria cases from 6,040 in 2018 to 1,139 in 2021.
The Delhi government had written to the Union Health Ministry, saying that the uptake of precaution doses at private COVID vaccination centres was not very promising.
In a letter to these states, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said a few states are reporting a higher contribution to India's cases and higher positivity.
The country logged 2,183 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,44,280, while the active cases declined to 11,542.
The minister chaired a review meeting with experts and officials on the new variant, which is 10 per cent more transmissible.
Ministry spokesman Hanno Kautz told reporters in Berlin that “not many doses” have been destroyed so far, though he couldn't give an exact figure.
He said there is enough time for the Chief Minister to show his magnanimity and invite the Prime Minister to the inauguration programme scheduled on April 11, 2022.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
According to data from State Selection Committee, 85 MBBS seats and 26 BDS seats remain vacant after the mop-up round.
Show-cause notices have been issued to the rest of the medical colleges and the NMC will decide the further course of action against them.