Jun 04, 2021, 08:51AM ISTSource: TOI.in

The analysis of data till May 30 shows that the private sector has contributed only 7.5% of total vaccination done against covid in the country. The government’s vaccination policy has reserved a 25% quota for the private sector but they have contributed very little. The proportion exceeds 10% in only 7 states/UTs and 80-odd of the 750 districts listed on CoWin. Even the little the private sector has done is concentrated in a few urban pockets, with just 25 districts in some of the country’s largest metropolises accounting for 54% of all private vaccination. In almost 80% of districts, the public sector has provided over 95% of all vaccine doses so far. The private sector’s share is less than even 1% in half the districts, especially in predominantly rural areas and in the Northeast.