As per a provisional report till 7 am on Thursday, 52,36,71,019 vaccine doses have been administered through 59,97,068 sessions across the country. Of these, as many as 44,19,627 doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the bulletin showed.
The release also stated that the Centre has provided 54,04,78,610 vaccine doses to the states, UTs so far. It said that 2,55,54,533 balance and unutilised doses are still available with states, UTs and private hospitals and 1,09,83,510 more are in the pipeline.
The consumption of does till date is 52,00,96,418, as per the government.
The Union government also said that it is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21 this year.
The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for better planning, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government said, it has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalisation of programme, the government said it will procure and supply 75% of vaccines being produced by the manufacturers in the country to states and UTs, free of cost.