Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Monday, 7 June, announced centralisation of the COVID-19 vaccine drive and said that all vaccines will be procured by the Centre and given to the states for free.
Prior to this, the Centre had said that it plans to vaccinate the entire adult population by the end of 2021.
Last month, the government claimed that over 2 billion doses will be available between August and December, all from domestic production, including vaccines under development.
On Tuesday, it also said India will be in a position to vaccinate 10 million people every day by July or August.
In June, close to 120 million doses will be available for the national vaccination programme, the health ministry said last week. Are these tall claims by the government?