the opening of the price bid of e-global tender for
procurement of COVID-19 vaccines by two more weeks till June
23, official sources said.
The decision came two days after the Centre announced
that it will supply all vaccines required by states.
"The Centre is likely to start supply of vaccines to
states from June 21," a senior official said.
The Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited which
floated the global tender and received two bids was scheduled
to open the price bid on Wednesday. However, it is now
rescheduled to June 23, a notification issued by the OSMCL
Sources said the decision came following Prime
Minister Narendra Modi''s announcement on Monday that the
central government will supply vaccines to states.
"The state will take a call looking at the supply
position of vaccines from the Centre for all age groups which
it has announced,"the official said.
Earlier, the state government had floated a global
tender to procure 3.8 crore COVID-19 vaccines for inoculating
the people in the age bracket of 18 to 44 years after the
Centre allowed the state to look after this particular age
group of beneficiaries. PTI AAM