More than 21 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories (UTs) so far
The Tata Group is reportedly looking to float a global tender to procure vaccines for its employees
The Union health ministry has said that in addition to the available doses, more than 56 lakh vaccine doses will be received by the states and UTs within the next 3 days.
The much-awaited programme of inoculation of those between 18 and 45 years began on May 1 but was hobbled in the absence of supplies.
The council of ministers noted that the present pandemic crisis is a ‘once in a century crisis’ and has thrown a big challenge for the world.
As India battles a devastating second wave of coronavirus, US, Russia, the UK and Germany have announced sending medical supplies
The central government has so far provided 15,95,96,140 vaccine doses to states and union territories (UTs) free of cost. Of this, the total consumption, including wastage, is 14,89,76,248 doses.
By steadfastly refusing to allow export of raw materials for ramping up vaccine production in India, the US has displayed a degree of protectionism that does not justify its moral claims of a leader o
India has taken the lead in sending vaccines abroad with over 640 lakh doses supplied to more than 80 countries till now
The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said the BES findings are based on responses from 500 firms.