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Centre denies reports of Covid-19 vaccine shortage in Maharashtra

Centre denies stories of Covid-19 vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra | Information

New Delhi: Refuting media stories on COVID-19 vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra, the Well being Ministry mentioned the state had over 24 lakh unutilised doses of Covaxin and obtained an extra 6.35 lakh doses on Friday.
In keeping with the media stories, the state authorities is unable to extend the tempo of vaccination resulting from a scarcity in vaccine availability.
“As per their weekly consumption information obtainable on Co-WIN, the common consumption by Maharashtra for Covaxin to cowl the eligible beneficiaries for 15-17 years and for precaution dose is sort of 2.94 lakh doses per day. Due to this fact, the state has enough vaccine doses for about 10 days to cowl the eligible beneficiaries with Covaxin,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.
“Moreover, for Covishield, the state has 1.24 crore unutilised and stability doses obtainable as on date. With a mean consumption of three.57 lakhs per day, this can maintain for greater than 30 days for the beneficiaries to be vaccinated utilizing the vaccine,” it mentioned.
Therefore, the media stories will not be factually right and don’t replicate the proper image of the obtainable inventory of stability and unutilised Covid vaccine doses with Maharashtra, the ministry mentioned.
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