As on December 20, Rs 19,675.46 crore has been spent on procurement of anti-Covid vaccine for free supply to the states and union territories in the country. The Union Health Ministry has given this information on Thursday.
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- Government spent Rs 19,675 crore
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New Delhi: The Center has spent Rs 19,675 crore on procurement of anti-Covid-19 vaccine for free supply to the states and union territories. According to government data, the government had made a provision of Rs 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccination in the Union Budget 2021-22. “It is informed that Rs 19,675.46 crore has been spent till December 20 on procurement of anti-Covid vaccine for free supply to the states and union territories,” the reply received on the RTI application of social activist Amit Gupta said.
- The information given by the Union Health Ministry
The Covid-19 Vaccination Wing of the Union Health Ministry said that between May 1 and December 20, 117.56 crore doses of vaccine were given at government Covid vaccination centers while about 4.18 crore doses were given at private vaccination centers.
- The number of doses of vaccine given so far
Talking about the nationwide vaccination campaign against the corona epidemic, so far more than 139.70 crore vaccine doses have been given in the country.
- States alerted on Omicron
Recently, the central government has also alerted the states about the new variant of Corona, Omicron. The government said that the Omicron variant is three times more infectious than the delta and in view of this, all the states should take full preparedness while taking precautions.
- Central government is taking vigil
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to all the states and union territories on Tuesday, said that they should be careful about this new variant of Corona and be fully prepared to deal with any kind of emergency situation. It has been said that even though fewer cases are registered, they have to be closely monitored and proactive steps should be taken at the local level and district level.
- Central government advised the states
The central government has also asked the states to ensure that the emerging cases of the Covid-affected population, its geographical spread, better utilization of hospital infrastructure and available workforce, notifying the containment zones and the size of the containment zones at the district level and these should be strictly enforced. Plan ahead for implementation to ensure that it is stopped at the local level.