It additionally maintained that there was no delay in procurement of jabs and that the goal of delivering 135 crore doses between August and December is on observe, junior well being minister Bharti Pravin Pawar, mentioned in response to a query from Rahul Gandhi and TMC’s Mala Roy.
“Between August 2021 to December 2021, a complete of 135 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine are anticipated to be obtainable. There has been no delay in coming into into buy agreements with the home vaccine producers. Advance funds have additionally been made to producers for the provision orders positioned with them,” Pawar mentioned.
Underlining that there is no such thing as a fastened timeline for the completion of the vaccination drive, the minister maintained that it’s anticipated that each one beneficiaries aged 18 years and above will likely be inoculated by December. “In view of the dynamic and evolving nature of Covid pandemic it’s anticipated that beneficiaries aged 18 years and above will likely be vaccinated by December 2021,” Pawar mentioned. More than 43.9 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, and an additional 71.4 lakh doses are within the pipeline, in response to well being ministry. A complete of 42.7 lakh doses have been administered throughout the nation on Friday.