Maharashtra has over 24 lakh Unutilised doses of Covaxin: Health Ministry
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has dismissed speculations and reports that there is a shortage of doses of vaccines in the state of Maharashtra.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has dismissed speculations and reports that there is a shortage of doses of vaccines in the state of Maharashtra. Due to the increase in the cases of Covid-19, the administration of vaccination has increased and due to this, there are media reports which have said that Maharashtra is facing its shortage.
The government has clarified it in its press statement and said that it is incorrect to say that due to lack of the vaccine the State Government is unable to increase the pace of vaccination in the state.
“It is clarified that, as per the reports available today (14th January 2022), Maharashtra has over 24 lakh unutilized doses of Covaxin available with it. An additional 6.35 lakh doses have been received today. As per their weekly consumption data available on Co-WIN, the average consumption by Maharashtra for Covaxin to cover the eligible beneficiaries for 15-17 years and for precaution dose is almost 2.94 lakh doses per day. Therefore, the State has adequate vaccine doses for about 10 days to cover the eligible beneficiaries with Covaxin,” the Health Ministry said.
It added, “Furthermore, for Covishield, the state has 1.24 crore unutilized 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.”
Based on these figures, it concluded, “Hence, the media reports are not factually correct and do not reflect the correct picture of the available stock of balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses with Maharashtra.”