Allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to a state is done based on its population, caseload, utilisation efficiency and wastage factors, the Health Ministry said on June 24 and dismissed media reports alleging non-transparent distribution of the jabs.
Reacting to media allegation about the non-transparent allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to states, the Health Ministry said the “allegations are completely without any basis, and not fully informed”.
Health Ministry clarified that the Government is allocating COVID-19 vaccines to states and union territories in a transparent manner.
Information about the vaccine supply by the Government of India, consumption by the states and UTs, balance and unutilised vaccine doses are available with them, along with vaccine supply in the pipeline is regularly shared through press releases, and also through other forums, the ministry said in a statement.
India’s National COVID Vaccination Programme is built on scientific and epidemiological evidence, WHO guidelines and global best practices, the statement added.