Imphal, May 29:
Covid vaccination for the people of the state between age group 18 to 44 years, which the government had started vaccination from May 17, is unlikely to put on halt till June 10, 2021 as stocked of vaccine doses have been exhausted with the State Vaccine Store.
A high-profile official of the State Health Department said that vaccine stock for the age group 18 to 44 years has been over. He however said that the vaccine will arrive in two or three days and people don’t have to worry about it.
However, Imphal Times have procured some important document from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in connection with the delivery schedule of the Covishield, that the state government has directly procured.
The Union Ministry letter sent to the Principal Secretary of the (H &FW), who is also in charge of the Mission Director, National Health Mission, V. Vumlunmang stated that 44,340 doses of Covishield have been allocated as demanded by the State Government, in addition to this another 17,550 doses of Covishield vaccines has also been allocated to Manipur as a part of direct procurement. The source from the Ministry also stated that 33,450 Covishield vaccines will be received on June 10, 2021, and another 28,440 will be received on June 26, 2021, by the state of Manipur.
Even as the source from the State Health department informed about the lapse of stock of covishield released for the third phase, information with this newspaper says that the total number of Covishield doses received for the 3rd phase programme was 39,840 doses. As per report released by the government authority dated May 28, the total number of people who are in-between the age of 18 and 44 is 25,744 plus the two-person who got the second dose at a CVC at Kakching district. So, the total doses utilized should be 22,746.
This showed that there has been a wastage of 17,094 doses.