Amar Ujala Bureau, New Delhi.
Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:18 AM IST
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Dr. VK Paul, member of NITI Aayog and chairman of the National Task Force on Immunization, said that from January to July, the government had ordered 53.60 crore doses, out of which more than 25 crore doses have been received so far. . Rest of the dosage will also be available with the production in the coming days. However, to increase the vaccination, the government has given advance orders to the companies about two months ago. Under this, 74 crore doses will start getting from the month of August. During this, as soon as new companies or vaccines emerge, similar orders will be issued for them.
Dr. Paul said that between August and September, a lot of vaccine doses could be available in the country. However, before this, Dr. Paul and other officials were giving information about getting sufficient amount of vaccine to the country from the month of July.
Dr. Paul says that the process of vaccine production is progressing continuously. Just like the company is giving six or seven or eight crore vaccines in a month, in the same way it is being brought into supply. In such a situation, it has to be said that by a certain date such a fixed dose will be available. It will be a little difficult.
The way for DNA vaccine is clear, information will come soon
Dr. VK Paul said that a lot of process has also progressed regarding DNA vaccine. It is expected that in the next few weeks, permission for emergency use can be sought from the company. This DNA vaccine has been prepared by Zydus Cadila Company, whose third trial is almost complete. The test results are currently under review. The company has not yet applied for permission for emergency use.
The decision of the government along with the Supreme Court
Dr. Paul said that instructions were received from the Supreme Court last week, but the government is also constantly considering the feedback and experience regarding the vaccination programme. On June 15 and 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting and after discussing all the points during that it was decided that the central government would again provide free vaccine to the states.