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Maharashtra plans to administer 20 million COVID-19 doses in September

Moreover, in the month of August, a total of 14,483,870 doses were administered in Maharashtra, while the number stood at 12,143,140 in July.

Maharashtra plans to administer 20 million COVID-19 doses in September
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According to reports, Maharashtra has set a target to vaccinate over 20 million people for the coronavirus in the month of September.

This would approximately come down to 700,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day from the average of 482,695 doses administered in a day in August. As of now, the state ranks first in terms of fully vaccinated population in the country with 17,261,027 citizens receiving both doses. So far, the state has administered 62,940,932 doses.

Moreover, in the month of August, a total of 14,483,870 doses were administered in Maharashtra, while the number stood at 12,143,140 in July. In addition, the state’s private hospitals have played an important role in vaccination as they have administered 9,397,393 doses, of which 3,903,807 were in Mumbai followed by 2,469,350 doses in Pune.

On the other hand, earlier on September 2, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope urged the Centre to supply three crore vaccine doses a month for the state. The minister made these statements during a virtual conference with Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

While talking to the media, Tope said that he has requested the Centre to grant more doses for Maharashtra. The Union minister has taken note of it. If the Centre grants enough doses, the state should be able to complete the vaccination of all adults in the state in the next two months, he added.

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