The new vaccination strategy was supposed to boost inoculation through the private sector but CoWin data shows that it has actually reduced the number of private facilities providing doses. With these hospitals left to stitch up deals with manufacturers directly, most that are not part of large pan-India corporate chains lack the wherewithal to arrange for procurement, transport and other logistics. As of end-April, there were around 5,000 private centres providing vaccines every day. Now, that number is down around 1,300 to 1,700 on most days; on Friday, for instance, 1,689 private vaccination centres were active, according to an analysis by T-O-I’s Insight Group.
Jun 05, 2021, 09:05AM ISTSource: TOI.in