The ministry said that so far provided nearly 16.37 crore vaccine doses (16,37,62,300) to the states and UTs free of cost and as of 8 a.m. on Saturday the total consumption including wastage is 15,58,48,782 doses.
The ministry also said that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.22 crore.
Dayakar Rao said 1,250-bed MGM Hospital had been completely converted into a COVID-19 hospital to cater to the medical needs of COVID patients and advised the people not to go to private hospitals for treatment.
The registration process for the vaccination of people in the 18-44 age group under the third phase of the inoculation drive has begun in the national capital.
The bench was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) taken up suo motu (on its own) on containing the spread of COVID-19 in prisons across Maharashtra.
Gandhi and his party have been demanding free Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens.
The Government of India has so far provided nearly 16.16 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost.
This decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired online by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Government has already clarified that there will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase.
This message was conveyed to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar who held a meeting with Dr. Krishna Ella, MD, Bharat Biotech on Tuesday at BRKR Bhavan following directions from Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao.
States have a legitimate expectation that the Government of India would supply the COVID-19 vaccine in phase 3, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said
The vaccination drive, which was launched by the central government on January 16, completed its 100 days on Sunday.
The entire first wave of the pandemic in Telangana was driven by areas under GHMC and Rangareddy district.
Among the senior citizens, 4,96,55,753 have got the first dose and 77,19,730 the second done.
SII said it will address the limited capacity by scaling up the vaccine production over the next two months.
The decision on a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The studies, published in the journal Blood, suggest that the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine may have reduced efficacy in people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma, two types of blood cancer