New Delhi, May 2 (FN Bureau) The Union Government has so far provided nearly 16.54 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses (16,54,93,410) to states/Union Territories(UTs) free of cost, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Sunday. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 15,76,32,631 doses (as per data available at 0800 hrs today).
More than 78 lakh COVID vaccine doses (78,60,779) are still available with the states/UTs to be administered, the Ministry said in a statement. Furthermore, more than 56 lakh (56,20,670) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the states/UTs within the next three days. Implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has started from May 1. Registration for the new eligible population groups has commenced since April 28. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal (cowin.gov.in) or through the AarogyaSetu app.