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88,940 doses of Covid vaccine currently available in Nagaland

Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/20/2021 12:27:05 PM IST

As the demand for vaccine grows in the State in the light of the recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases, there is growing fear about possible shortage of the vaccine. 

State immunisation officer (UIP) Dr Ritu Thurr informed Nagaland Post that currently there were about 88,940 doses available in the State across the districts.

He said if the current daily consumption of about 4,350 doses continued, the existing stock of 88,940 doses would last for another 20 days.

Stock to last only 20 days, H&FW writes to Centre for more doses 

He said the Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department had already submitted its requirement of about 3 lakh doses of vaccine to the Union Health ministry, which was monitoring the vaccine distribution through Electronic Vaccine Intelligent Network (EVIN) across the country.

Ritu mentioned that the H&FW department intended to cover around 4.5 lakh people above 45 years of age for which, he said, about 8 to 9 lakh doses (two doses) would be required. However, he pointed out that as vaccination would be conducted in a phase-wise manner, the department requested 3 lakh doses. 

He pointed out that the current stock available in the State was meant for the ongoing drive comprising two doses.

The State immunisation officer said a total of 163890 beneficiaries were vaccinated till April 20-- 129319 first dose and 34571 second dose.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the Union Health & Family Welfare ministry was yet to issue directive to the States to vaccine individuals above 18 years of age.

Over 13 cr vaccine doses administered: India has scaled another peak in its effort to contain the COVID-19 virus with the administration of more than 13 crore vaccines to its citizens. 

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 13,00,27,370 as per the 9 p.m. provisional report today. More than 28.98 lakh vaccine doses administered till 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A total 71,051 COVID vaccination centres (CVCs) were operational, marking a rise of more than 26,051 operational Vaccination Centres (45,000 CVCs on an average are functional on any given day). 

Workplace vaccinations have also enabled such a high turnout of beneficiaries.

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