Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had chaired a high-level meeting to review Covid-19 vaccination drive in which he has ordered to bring down the vaccine wastage.
In the meeting PM Modi raised the concern having high numbers of vaccine wastage in the country and said that steps must be taken to bring it down at earliest.
As per the official data, India on Friday administered around 22.75 crore vaccine doses including the wastage.
The various Union Ministers present in the meeting briefed the Prime Minister about the availability of vaccines and a blue print to ramp up their productions. The ministers detailed on the steps undertaken to increase the production of the vaccines in the country. They also informed PM Modi about the steps taken at tech end to make the process of vaccination more flexible and people friendly.
The Union Minister present during the meeting included Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The ministers also told that information of advance visibility on vaccine availability is also being provided to the states and that they have also asked states to deliver this to the district authorities for better convenience to the people.
Meanwhile, India is on continuous declining trend of Covid-19 fresh cases. As today India reported 1.20 lakh fresh Covid cases with 3,380 deaths.