New Delhi, With decreasing cases of Corona and increasing percentage of vaccination in the country, the Ministry of Health has taken a big step. The Ministry of Health has decided that they will no longer purchase any more Covid vaccines.
Not only this, the Health Ministry has also returned Rs 4,237 crore allocated for vaccination to the Finance Ministry. According to sources, more than 1.8 crore vaccines are still in the government’s stock. Which is enough for a six month vaccination campaign.
It is known that the number of vaccine takers has decreased due to the decrease in Kovid-19 cases. Now people are not even enthusiastic about vaccination. This year, the government also launched a 75-day Covid vaccination drive called Amrit Mahotsav to provide free booster doses to all adults. But more demand for the vaccine did not go away.
Apart from this, the central and state governments have a large stock of vaccines. Some of which will even expire in the next counting months.
Now, due to all these reasons, the government has decided not to buy the vaccine. The government says that after 6 months further decision will be taken according to the situation.
The central government had started the vaccination campaign across the country from January 16 last year. Under which the Kovid-19 vaccine was made available free of charge to the states and Union Territories. By October 16, 2022, more than 219.32 crore people had been vaccinated against Corona in the country.
Official sources said that 98 percent of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine. While 92 percent of people have been fully vaccinated. Apart from this, 93.7 percent of the country’s 15 to 18-year-old teenagers have also received one dose of the vaccine.
While 72 percent of teenagers have taken both doses. In the 12 to 14 year age group, 87.3 percent have received the first dose. While 68.1 percent people have received both doses. 27 percent of people 18 years and older have received a booster dose.SS1MS