More than 1.19 crore (1,19,46,925) anti-Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
So far, the Centre has provided over 24 crore (24,65,44,060) doses to the states. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 23,47,43,489 doses, as per data available this morning.
”As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour,” the Ministry said.
Meanwhile, the country recorded 86,498 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest in 66 days, taking the total number of infections to 2,89,96,473.