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10.50 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Nagaland so far

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 01, 2021 12:47 am
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Press on 29th Sept. 2021

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Sep. 30 (EMN):
As many as 10, 50, 123 (10.50 lakh) doses of Covid-19 vaccines — Covishield and Sputnik V – have been administered in Nagaland as on September 29, registering an increase of 57, 638 doses from 9, 92, 485 on September 21.

 According to data furnished by the department of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 10, 45, 181 doses of Covishield have been administered out of which 6, 84, 856 were first dose and 3, 60, 325 were second dose.

Meanwhile, a total of 4942 doses of Sputnik V have been administered wherein 2, 894 were first dose and 2, 048 were second dose, according to the latest update.

The breakup of those inoculated showed that the 15,996 healthcare workers (HCWs) have been vaccinated with first dose and 13,257 second dose of Covishield; 60,926 frontline workers (FLW) have been administered the first dose and 47,239 second dose, but there are no records of HCWs and FLWs taking the jab of Sputnik V.

In the category of 45 years and above, 1, 97, 522 have received the first dose and 1,36, 764 took the second dose of Covishield; 632 have taken the first dose and 489 received the second dose of Sputnik V.

In the 18 to 44 years category, 4, 10, 412 have received the first dose and 1, 63, 065 are vaccinated with the second dose of Covishield, while 2 262 took the first dose and 1, 559 got the second dose of Sputnik V.

This is the pace of vaccination in the nine months since it was first launched on January 16 by the chief minister and was first made available to the HCWs followed by HCWs, and subsequently for 45 years and above and 18-44 years.

Sputnik V was made available from July 12 in some private hospitals in Dimapur and Kohima on payment basis.

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, more than 86.51 crore (86,51,52,695) vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs so far through the government of India and through direct state procurement category till September 30. Further, more than 63.69 lakh doses (63,69,890) are in the pipeline.

It also stated that more than 5 crore (5,00,46,000) balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs to be administered.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 01, 2021 12:47:34 am