Central government refutes reports of Covid vaccine shortage in Maharashtra
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NEW DELHI: Refuting media experiences on Covid-19 vaccine scarcity in Maharashtra, the well being ministry mentioned the state had over 24 lakh unutilised doses of Covaxin and acquired an extra 6.35 lakh doses on Friday.
According to the media experiences, the state authorities is unable to extend the tempo of vaccination as a result of a scarcity in vaccine availability.
“As per their weekly consumption information accessible on Co-WIN, the typical consumption by Maharashtra for Covaxin to cowl the eligible beneficiaries for 15-17 years and for precaution dose is nearly 2.94 lakh doses per day. Therefore, the state has satisfactory vaccine doses for about 10 days to cowl the eligible beneficiaries with Covaxin,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement.
“Furthermore, for Covishield, the state has 1.24 crore unutilised and balance doses available as on date. With an average consumption of 3.57 lakhs per day, this will sustain for more than 30 days for the beneficiaries to be vaccinated using the vaccine,” it mentioned.
Hence, the media experiences should not factually right and don’t mirror the proper image of the accessible inventory of stability and unutilised Covid vaccine doses with Maharashtra, the ministry mentioned.


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