The Narendra Modi led Central government will administer 1 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine each day from August with advance orders of 100 crore doses expected this month to meet the target, News18 has reported.
"The target is to hit the one crore daily jabs mark in August. The new centralised free vaccination policy will help in this objective", an official has been quoted as saying.
It was reported yesterday (9 June) that the centre had placed a fresh order of 44 crore Covid-19 vaccination doses from Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech to ensure universal vaccination against the virus.
It is in addition to 30 crore doses ordered from Hyderabad based vaccine manufacturer Biological-E. These vaccine doses will be manufactured and stockpiled by Biological-E from August-December 2021.
The centre has taken over the entirety of Covid-19 vaccination management by reverting back to the pandemic management system which was followed till 30 April.
As a result, the centre will take back the 25 per cent control which states were given over the vaccination drive. Prime Minister Modi also added that the centre will provide free vaccines to the states for the vaccination of all citizens aged above 18.