The Union health ministry on Monday said that media reports alleging that the Centre has not placed any fresh order for COVID-19 vaccines are absolutely false and are not based on facts. Some news reports had claimed that the last order placed with the two vaccine makers - Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech was in March 2021. However, the ministry said in a statement that these media reports are completely incorrect and are not based on facts. The ministry further said that against the last order of 10 crore doses for supplies of Covishield vaccine, 8.744 crore doses have been delivered till May 3. It further said that as on date against the last order of 2 crore doses for supplies of Covaxin vaccine, 0.8813 crore doses have been delivered till May 3.
Source: dna May 04, 2021 05:49 UTC