The essential scarcity of Covid-19 vaccines has crippled the vaccination drive in a number of states with authorities information displaying a drop within the common every day inoculation since June 21 – when the drive was opened to everybody above 18 years of age.

As per information obtainable on the Centre’s CoWin platform, 1.33 million doses have been administered on Sunday, which is the bottom since May 30 when 1.11 million doses have been administered. The determine rose to 4.04 million by 10 pm on Monday. An common of 6.21 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered every day within the final week of June which dropped to 4.18 million within the first few days of July. Between July 5 and 11, the every day common vaccine doses additional dipped to three.50 million doses.

The nation’s per day vaccination had peaked on June 21, at 8.87 million, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the brand new part of universalisation of Covid-19 vaccination.

On Monday, the well being ministry mentioned over 15.Four million stability and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are nonetheless obtainable with the states, UTs and personal hospitals to be administered.

“Normally, fewer vaccinations are reported on Sunday when fewer vaccinations sites operate,” a well being ministry official mentioned, wishing to not be named.

India has to date administered 376.29 million doses to 303.01 million individuals since January 16, 2021, when the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched.

“We are preparing to administer close to 10 million doses in a single day by August,” Dr NK Arora, chairman of the working group on Covid-19 vaccines, had mentioned in June.

In Delhi, authorities officers mentioned the nationwide capital has run out of Covishield inventory and a few vaccinations are prone to stay shut on Tuesday. “Why is our country’s vaccine programme faltering even after so many days?” Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.

Maharashtra well being minister Rajesh Tope advised information company PTI that the state has the capability to vaccinate 1.5 million individuals every day, however as of now, solely 200,000 to 300,000 individuals are being inoculated attributable to scarcity of inventory. In Odisha, the drive was halted in 24 out of 30 districts with state well being secretary P Ok Mohapatra saying that the following consignment of Covishield vaccine was anticipated to reach on July 15.

Madhya Pradesh immunisation officer Santosh Shukla issued an order saying that the state has run out of vaccines and no drive will happen on Monday and Wednesday (vaccination days). “We were regularly receiving doses but the manufacturers have limited supply,” state medical training minister Vishwas Sarang mentioned.

Rajasthan well being secretary Siddharth Mahajan mentioned the state obtained solely 3.163 million vaccine doses, a mean of 0.175 million doses, between June 21 and July 8. Jharkhand authorities officers mentioned the state has the capability to manage 0.15 million doses on a regular basis however solely 19,586 individuals have been inoculated on Sunday. Bihar additionally recorded its lowest vaccination on Sunday after it administered solely 18,064 doses.

Former Niti Aayog vice chairperson Arvind Panagariya on Monday tweeted: “India’s current vaccination rate of 3 to 4 million per day is simply not good enough.”

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