KOHIMA: As the demand for vaccines grows in the state as a result of the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases, there is growing concern about a vaccine shortage in every state in the country.
According to reports, Nagaland currently has about 88,940 doses available across the districts.
Ritu Thurr, the state immunization officer (UIP), stated that if the current daily consumption of approximately 4,350 doses per day is maintained, the current stock of 88,940 doses would last for another 20 days.
He also stated that the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department had already filed its requirement for approximately 3 lakh doses of vaccine to the Union Health Ministry, which was closely watching vaccine distribution across the country via the Electronic Vaccine Intelligent Network (EVIN).
Ritu stated that the H&FW department is supposed to cover approximately 4.5 lakh people over the age of 45, for which approximately 8 to 9 lakh doses (two doses) will be required.
According to reports, a total of 1,63,890 beneficiaries were administered vaccines till yesterday.
With the administration of more than 13,01,19,310 vaccines to its citizens, India has reached a new high in its effort to contain the COVID-19 virus.
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