Assam wants at the least 75 lakh doses of anti-Covid vaccines each month to inoculate all eligible adults by December this 12 months.
Assam Well being Minister Keshab Mahanta stated this whereas replying to a question raised by Chief of Opposition Debabrata Saikia throughout Query Hour of the Finances Session final Thursday.
In keeping with the well being division sources, Assam has been receiving a median of 25 lakh doses per 30 days, at the least 50 lakhs quick than the required determine, for the reason that Centre’s revamped vaccine drive was launched on June 21. Earlier than that, states had been procuring vaccines for these aged between 18-45 years on their very own.
Assam has up to now administered 86,38,873 doses as of July 16.
In his reply within the Meeting, Mr Mahanta stated that Assam requires 4.62 crore doses of vaccines to inoculate its total eligible inhabitants with each doses of vaccines – which implies the state has up to now achieved solely 18 % of its goal.
Vaccination for well being and frontline employees in Assam had begun in mid-January together with the remainder of the nation. For the 18-45 group, vaccination started on Could 1. It was sped up from June 21, when the state authorities promised to vaccinate three lakh folks each day.
The vaccination drive, nevertheless, hit a snag quickly after a number of days because of the scarcity of doses
Presently, Assam has 2 lakh doses and it’s within the strategy of procuring 3,89,678 extra doses, Mr Mahanta stated in his reply.