Counting wastage, India may need 66.6cr doses of vaccine
BENGALURU: The Union health ministry has calculated the number of vaccines the go nment would need to purchase: 111 doses to inoculate every 50 beneficiaries. This means that to administer two doses of a vaccine to 30 crore people, the go nment would need to buy 66.6 crore, and not just 60 crore doses as originally planned.
Guidelines issued to all state go nments show the formula used to estimate vaccine needs at various levels — block, state and district — is borrowed broadly from the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). However, while the wastage percentage differs for different vaccines under UIP, “allowable wastage” for the Covid-19 vaccine has been fixed at 10%. This is used to determine the wastage multiplication factor (WMF), which is used to determine the estimated number of doses that need to be purchased.
The ministry and experts have arrived at a WMF of 1.1 for Covid-19 vaccines. Since each beneficiary needs two doses of the vaccine, here’s how the estimation for procurement is made: If the go nment, for instance, is procuring doses for 100 people, it first multiplies the number of people by two (given that two doses are needed). This number (200) is then multiplied by 1.1 — to account for wastage and arrive at the final number of doses required.
In this case it would be 222. Giving an example for one-dose estimation, the ministry guidelines read: “...27,800 doses of Covid-19 vaccine are adequate for immunising 25,045 beneficiaries (WMF = 1.11)”.
在上述例子中，得出的结果是222剂。以一次剂量估计为例，卫生部的指导方针是:“2.78万剂新冠疫苗足以为25045人接种(WMF = 1.11)”。
While just 200 doses may eventually be enough for 100 people — if logistics, storage, management and administration (of vaccines) have an 100% efficiency rate — the said formula is employed to prevent a shortage of doses in case there is wastage due to any one of these reasons. The Union MoH&FW and the state go nments are taking every possible measure to minimise wastage.
I am ready to take BJP vaccine. Seculars will not take vaccine ,thus only 66 crore is needed.
Mark my words. India does not need more than 5 to 10 crore doses.
Person who wrote this article flunked in primary school math.
Agree, without medicine also the recovery rate is more than 95%.
Indian govt chest thum when there was no vaccine..... "We beat COVID" .... now when infection rate and death rate is lowest (around 0.9%) they are pushing for their unproven vaccines .... wow! fool someone else...
Only 30 crore beneficiaries? Our population is 131 crore.
Let us first give to those who are in hopsital and in critical condition and save their lives
Let china foot the bill for the world
Buy Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for the common man instead of wasting money for Bullet Train and Parliament Building White Elephant � projects
Imagine of we had 20 crore less people.. but gandhi nehru ruined this countrys future
India dragging its feet on approving pfizer vaccine while approving an untested vaccine.5 million pfizer shots have been given with no major problems.
What about the remaining 100 crore?
Countries like UK are going for lock down . And are not talking about vaccines . is there something wrong ??
66 cr doses for 130 Cr citizens ...I don't get it ....it seems they have only considered BJP bhakts
In India population is very high by this we need a lot more vaccine.
The manner in which the covan is approved by school proved only one thing that is "modi is a totally fraud personality", it also raises serious doubts over the functioning of fraud institutions like icmr and dcgi.
Modi Ji Promised Free Vaccine In Bihar,
let's see what Biharis Get after Election