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Over 6.45 cr doses exported, 9.4 cr dispatched to states: Vardhan amid vaccine row

Amid the ongoing row over vaccine shortage in the country, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, during the 24th meeting of the high-level group of ministers on COVID-19 today, said the country has exported 6.45 crore doses to as many as 84 countries. This includes 1.05 crore doses to 44 countries as grants, 3.58 crores to 25 countries as commercial contracts and 1.82 crores to 39 countries through the COVAX facility of the World Health Organisation.

He said on the other hand, 9.4 crore vaccines have been allocated to different states of India as part of the government’s mega vaccination programme. In the past 24 hours alone, he said, 36.9 lakh doses were dispatched to states. “Last week we even gave 43 Lakh doses one day, probably the highest given anywhere in the whole world,” said Dr Vardhan.

Over 6.45 cr doses exported, 9.4 cr dispatched to states: Vardhan amid vaccine row

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