New Delhi, May 05: Amidst the vaccine chaos in the runway of the COVID-19 second wave, the Ministry of Health Affairs informed that India is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID19 pandemic in collaboration with the States and UT through a 'Whole of Government' approach. "India has so far provided nearly 17.02 crore vaccine doses (17,02,42,410) to States and UTs for free", the statement read.
In addition to Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour, vaccination forms an integral component of the five point strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic. "Of 17.02 crore, the total consumption including wastages is 16,07,94,796 doses", it added.
More than 94.47 lakh COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered, it informed. Furthermore, more than 36 lakh (36,37,030) vaccine doses will be received in addition by the States/UTs within the next 3 days.
Implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has started from 1st May 2021. Registration for the new eligible population groups has commenced since 28th April. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on the CoWIN portal (cowin.gov.in) or through the Aarogya Setu app.