The Central Government said that since the inception of Corona Vaccination, more than 17.56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given free of cost to the States and Union Territories.
The Center has also started vaccination of the third phase from May 1, accelerating the vaccination drive amid increasing cases of corona in the country. In the third phase, people between 18 and 44 years are to be vaccinated. At the same time, there are some states which could not start the third phase of vaccination in their state due to lack of corona vaccine. Meanwhile, a clarification has been given by the Central Government regarding the lack of vaccine.
The Central Government said that since the inception of Corona Vaccination, more than 17.56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given free of cost to the States and Union Territories. The Union Health Ministry said in a statement that more than 72 lakh doses are still available with the states and union territories. Whereas more than 46 lakh doses of vaccine will be delivered in the coming three days.
Govt. of India has so far provided more than 17.56 cr vaccine doses to States/UTs free of cost. More than 72 lakh doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered. Over 46 lakh doses in addition will be received by them in the next 3 days: Ministry of Health pic.twitter.com/Xpnh6fccVz
– ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2021
There was a shortage of vaccine in many states
It is known that many states like Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra before the introduction of Third Stage of Vaccination had said that sufficient quantity of vaccine dose is not available in the state. Due to non-availability of vaccines, this phase was started in few states including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir on the first day.
4,03,738 new cases of corona in 24 hours
At the same time, cases of corona are also increasing in speed across the country. The Union Health Ministry on Saturday informed that 2,86,800 people in the age group of 18-44 years have been given the first dose of Kovid-19 vaccine in 30 states and union territories of the country. At the same time, in the last 24 hours, 4,03,738 new cases of corona have been reported while 4092 people have died. Apart from this, 3,86,444 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the country is now 2,22,96,414 while the number of active cases has gone up to 37,36,648. Apart from this, 2,42,362 people have lost their lives so far and 1,83,17,404 people have recovered properly.
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