States & UTs Still Have 1.67 Cr COVID Vaccines, Problem Is Of Planning, Says Centre

New Delhi: The states and Union Territories (UTs) still have over 1.67 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Centre said on Tuesday, adding that the problem is not of vaccine shortage but of better planning, The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoting PTI.

Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said so far states and UTs have received 13,10,90,370 vaccine doses, out of which the total consumption, including wastage, has been 11,43,69,677.

“As per 11 am data, unutilised doses available with states and union territories for administration is 1,67,20,693. From now till April end, 2,01,22,960 doses are in supply pipeline to states and UTs,” the report added.

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