The Union health ministry on Friday admitted that 1000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been damaged in Assam.

Informing this in the Lok Sabha, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “1000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were found frozen at Silchar Medical College Hospital on January 15. However, no other specific incidence of damage to vaccine doses in the cold storages has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare so far.”

He said that till February 11, a total of 70.17 lakh Health Care Workers (HCWs) and FrontLine Workers (FLWs) have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine.

“February 8, a total of Rs 960.75 crore has been utilized for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. Further, Rs 480 crore has been earmarked as operational cost for COVID-19 vaccination drive of which Rs 123.49 crore have been disbursed to State and /UTs,” he said.

Statistics said that till February 11, 1, 10,977 health care workers have been administered with Covid19 vaccine in Assam.

A total of 13,480 beneficiaries including 12,734 health care workers and 746 frontline workers have been vaccinated in Arunachal Pradesh.

Similarly, 13,747 beneficiaries including 12,547 health care and 1200 frontline workers have been vaccinated in Manipur.

As many as 9,760 health care workers have been vaccinated in Meghalaya, 11,046 health care workers have been vaccinated in Mizoram.

A total of 7,167 beneficiaries including 4,879 health care workers and 2,288 frontline workers have been vaccinated in Nagaland.

As many as 7,808 beneficiaries including 7,422 health care workers and 386 frontline workers have been vaccinated in Sikkim whereas a total of 52,908 beneficiaries including 38,419 health care workers and frontline workers have been vaccinated in 14,489 Tripura, statistics from the health ministry said.

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