Haryana reports highest Covid-19 vaccine wastage followed by Assam, Rajasthan

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Published: May 12,2021 08:39 AM
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Haryana, Assam and Rajasthan are among the top three states that reported the highest percentage of Covid-19 vaccine wastage, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

May 12, 2021: Haryana, Assam and Rajasthan are among the top three states that reported the highest percentage of Covid-19 vaccine wastage, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.



As per the Ministry, Haryana reported 6.49 vaccine wastage, followed by Assam with 5.92 per cent, and Rajasthan with 5.68 per cent.



5.67 per cent vaccine wastage was recorded in Meghalaya, 5.20 per cent in Bihar, 5.19 per cent in Manipur, 4.94 per cent in Punjab, 4.5 per cent in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, 4.13 per cent in Tamil Nadu and 3.36 per cent in Nagaland.



As per the ministry, the Government of India has so far provided nearly 18 crore vaccine doses (17,93,57,860) to States/UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,89,27,797 doses (as per data available at 8 am on Tuesday).



More than 90 lakh Covid Vaccine doses (90,31,691) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.



States with negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine supplied as they have not reconciled the vaccine they have supplied to Armed Forces, it said.



More than 7 lakh (7,29,610) vaccine doses will be received by the States/UTs within the next three days, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.