India’s aim is to procure not less than 20-25 crore of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the July month

Amid continuous efforts to accelerate the vaccination process in the country, the Centre on Sunday (May 30, 2021) said that it targets to procure 20-25 crore coronavirus vaccine doses by July-end, and 30 crore doses in August-September.
News agency ANI quoted government sources as saying that the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) will provide 10 crore doses of the Covishield vaccine to the Govt next month (June) and 10-12 crore doses by the month of July.
The SII officials in a recent letter addressed to Home Minister Amit Shah said that their employees have been working round the clock in spite of the challenges that the pandemic presents.
“We are pleased to inform that in the month of June we will be able to manufacture and supply nine to 10 crore doses of our Covishield vaccine to the country as compared to our production capacity of 6.5 crore doses in May,” Prakash Kumar Singh, the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at SII, said in the letter.
The Government of India also targets to inoculate 1 crore people on a daily basis, sources said. According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 21,20,66,614 vaccine doses have been administered through 30,07,831 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. More than 30.35 Lakh (30,35,749) vaccine doses have been given in the last 24 hours.
India is currently using Indian manufactured vaccines: Covishield manufactured by SII and Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for its COVID-19 vaccination programme. Russian Sputnik V is the third vaccine to get approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use.

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