The state was entitled to an allocation of 39,02,580 vaccine doses. However, the state was supplied with 61,36,720 doses in July, the Centre said.
US gave only 7.5 million doses of COVID vaccine to India, need more: Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
Krishnamoorthi has secured the support of 116 members of Congress on his ongoing effort to expand the US global vaccine aid programmes to India and other nations.
According to the White House, 75 per cent of the first tranche of 25 million doses will be through Covax and the remaining 25 per cent will be given to countries that are in the US' neighbourhood.
A huge 2 crore gap between total Covid vaccines available and actual inoculations in May has prompted experts to raise doubts over Centre’s assertion of 12 crore doses being available in June.
The fresh stock of the country’s first and only indigenously-developed Covid vaccine arriving in hospitals assume significance in the wake of acute scarcity of this vaccine.
Bharat Biotech Joint Managing Director Suchitra Ella said the company has already dispatched Covaxin lots to 18 states on May 10.
The delay from the Centre to supply vaccines to Telangana led to a slow start in conducting the vaccination drive on Monday.
In her two-page letter to the prime minister, Banerjee said that vaccines, medicines and oxygen are of paramount importance to contain the second COVID wave.
The state is vaccinating over 1 lakh people everyday and officials said they have vaccines only for next three days now.