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23% Of vaccines wasted by states till April 11, most in Tamil Nadu: RTI

Mangalore Today News Network / NDTV

New Delhi, April 20, 2021:      As many states report a vaccine shortage, an RTI reply has revealed that of the total vaccines allocated to states, 23 per cent was wasted till April 11.



Tamil Nadu reported the highest waste - 12.10 per cent, followed by Haryana (9.74%), Punjab (8.12%), Manipur (7.8%) and Telangana (7.55%).

Over 44 lakh doses were wasted, out of 10 crore doses used by states till April 11, revealed the RTI (Right To Information) reply.

States that wasted the least are Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Goa, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep.