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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday that the federal government will deliver more than 10 lakh vaccination doses to states and union territories over the next three days.
The ministry said, "10,81,300 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the states and UTs within the next three days".
According to the health ministry, the Government of India (free of cost channel) and direct state procurement categories have delivered 25,87,41,810 crore vaccine doses to states and union territories thus far.
"Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 24,76,58,855 doses, as per data available at 8 am today," it said.
In addition, the states and UTs still have 1,12,41,187 Covid-19 vaccination doses to distribute.
From May 1, 2021, the Liberalized and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented. They added, "Under the strategy, in every month 50 percent of the total Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) cleared vaccine doses of any manufacturer would be procured by Government of India".
According to the Union Health Ministry, roughly 24,96,00,304 vaccine doses have been provided thus far as part of the statewide immunization campaign.
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