India government so far provides over 16.16 crore vaccine doses to states, UTs free of cost

Imphal: Government of India has so far provided more than 16.16 crore covid-19 vaccine doses to states and Union territories (UTs) free of cost, says ministry of health and family welfare.

More than 1 crore doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered and more than 20 Lakh doses in addition will be received by the states and UTs in the next three days, the ministry said on Thursday.

There have been some media reports recently quoting some Maharashtra state government officials pointing out that the vaccines in the state are finished thereby adversely impacting the vaccination drive in the state. It is clarified that the total Covid-19 vaccine doses received by Maharashtra as on April 28 morning are 1,63,62,470. Of this, the total consumption including wastage (0.22%) was 1,56,12,510. Balance of 7,49,960 vaccine doses is still available with the state for administration to the eligible population groups, the ministry said in PIB press release.

Government of India has been at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with Test, Track, Treat and Covid Appropriate Behaviour, vaccination is a crucial pillar of the five point strategy of the government of India to fight the pandemic, it said.

The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented from May1. Registration for the new eligible population groups has started on Wednesday. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal ( or through the Aarogya Setu app, it added.

In Manipur, as per the latest information 147012 persons have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19.

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