“As on March 27, a total of 34,46,760 doses of Covid 19 vaccines have been supplied to State of Odisha, out of which a total of 21,67,956 eligible beneficiaries have been vaccinated which translates to consumption of about 22, 97, 431 doses resulting in a balance of 11,49,329 doses available with he State,” wrote Bhushan in response to a letter of Odisha ACS PK Mohapatra.
The Union Health Secretary added, “We have been on a daily basis constantly reviewing and allocating vaccine based on the progress of vaccination in all States/UTs including in Odisha. In last 3 days, a total of 2,07, 229 beneficiaries have been vaccinated resulting in daily average vaccination rage of 69,076 beneficiaries. Notwithstanding the available stocks, an additional supply of 5,48,250 doses have also been further allocated which is expected to reach the State on March 28, 2021.”
“Based on the above figures, you would agree that the arguments of discretion and erratic supply of vaccine as made in your letter is not tenable,” contended the Union Secretary.
Bhushan reassured Mohapatra that vaccine stocks will not be a limiting factor for acceleration of pace of vaccination in Odisha and adequate quantities of vaccines will be provided to the State based on continuous review or available stocks and face of vaccination.