To increase the corona vaccination, the central government has released another consignment of vaccines for the second consecutive day. Under this, more than 53 lakh doses will be available to the states by Friday. Most of them have the Kovidshield vaccine. Earlier on Wednesday, the government had released a consignment of more than 1.20 crore doses, which was seen for the first time in seven months since the vaccination program started.
53 lakh doses sent to the states, more than three crores stored
On Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said that a consignment of 1.20 crore doses has been received by the states. At present, another consignment of 53.05 lakh doses has been released, with which the total storage of vaccines with the states will exceed 30 million.
The ministry said that out of 47.48 crores sent to the states so far, more than 44.74 crore doses have been used. At present, more than 2.88 crore doses are present in storage with the states, but after getting new consignments by Friday, this number will increase to more than 30 million.
The ministry also informed that more than 43.73 lakh people have been given the vaccine in the last day. So far, the number of people who have taken the vaccine in the country has exceeded 44.64 crores, out of which more than 9.69 crore people have completed the vaccination by taking both doses.
Let us tell you that last week also the central government had released a new consignment of corona vaccine for the states. In which more than 71 lakh vaccine doses were made available to the state governments by the Centre.
To meet the target of 12 crores this month, the center has done nine consignments so far.
The target is to provide about 12 crore doses to the states by the end of July, for which the government has issued nine consignments so far. According to the Union Health Ministry, more consignments may be issued this week.