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Pvt hospitals received 10.2 mn doses of Covid-19 vaccines in May: Centre

The Health Ministry on Saturday said that private hospitals have received over 10.2 mn doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines in May

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Health Ministry on Saturday said that private hospitals have received over 1.20 crore doses of anti-vaccines in May.

A large number of private hospitals that had a contract with Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech have been supplied with Covishield and Covaxin doses respectively, it said in a statement.

"As on June 1, 2021, private hospitals have received over 1.20 crore doses of Covid vaccines in the month of May. These private hospitals are not limited to the bigger metro cities but also from Tier two and three cities across states," the ministry said.

It said states with fewer number of private hospitals have been requested to review the status and list the better performing hospitals under AB-PMJAY and state-specific insurance schemes, keeping a geographical spread in mind, and encourage them to get into agreement with the vaccine manufacturers.

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First Published: Sun, June 06 2021. 08:01 IST