Delhi runs out of Covishield vaccines, many government centres shut today

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Covishield Vaccine (Image: Azhar Khan/Wikimedia Commons)
Covishield Vaccine (Image: Azhar Khan/Wikimedia Commons)

New Delhi : Several government-run vaccination centres in Delhi will remain shut on Tuesday after the Covishield vaccine stock got exhausted, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Monday.

Only 36,310 vaccine doses could be administered in Delhi till 10 pm on Monday as opposed to around 1.5 lakh of daily vaccine doses being administered on an average earlier.

"Vaccines have run out in Delhi again. The central government gives vaccines for a day or two, then we have to keep the vaccine centres closed for several days. Why is our country's vaccine programme faltering even after so many days?" Mr Sisodia wrote on Twitter, while sharing a report on the shortage of vaccines.

As per government data, a decline in the number of daily inoculation has been registered across the country since June 21.

Other than Delhi, Maharashtra has also reported shortage of vaccine in the state.

According to the data available on the CoWIN platform, an average of 61.14 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered daily in the week from June 21-27 in India, which dropped to 41.92 lakh doses daily in the subsequent week of June 28-July 4. In the week from July 5 to July 11, the daily average vaccine doses number further dipped to 34.32 lakh doses.

However, the Health Ministry said over 1.54 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, Union Territories and private hospitals.