The Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday that over 193.53 crore vaccine doses have been distributed to states and union territories as part of the countrywide COVID-19 immunisation programme.
“More than 193.53 crore (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been delivered to States and UTs so far through Government of India (free of cost channel) and direct state procurement category,” according to the health ministry. According to the health ministry, more than 13.40 crore (13,40,04,935) balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available for distribution to states and UTs.
The Union Government is dedicated to speeding up and broadening the scope of COVID-19 immunisation across the country. The countrywide COVID-19 immunisation campaign began on january 16, 2021.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccine universalization began on June 21, 2021. The immunisation campaign has been stepped up with the availability of additional vaccinations, advance awareness of vaccine availability to states and UTs for improved planning, and simplification of the vaccine supply chain.
As part of the countrywide immunisation campaign, the Government of India has been supplying free COVID-19 vaccinations to states and union territories. In the next phase of the COVID-19 immunisation programme, the Union Government would acquire and deliver (at no cost) to States and UTs 75% of the vaccines manufactured in the country by vaccine makers.
According to the Union Health Ministry, India saw a significant increase in daily COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with the country reporting 8,822 new infections in the previous 24 hours. On Tuesday, the nation recorded 6,594 new infections, an 18% decrease from Monday’s total of 8,084 COVID-19 cases.
With the addition of these new cases today, the active caseload in India has risen to 53,637, accounting for 0.12% of the entire caseload, according to the ministry.
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