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Covid-19: India achieves 100 crore vaccine milestone

India on Thursday crossed one other vital milestone in its combat in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic, because it… touched 100 crore covid vaccination – Including each the primary and second doses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on this event.

Meanwhile, India reported 18,454 new circumstances within the final 24 hours that ended at 8 am on Thursday. According to the most recent figures from the Ministry of Health, the energetic caseload stands at 1,78,831. The restoration fee at present stands at 98.15 per cent, the very best since March 2020. The dying toll because of the an infection of 160 covid sufferers has now exceeded 4.52 lakh.

A better have a look at the vaccine information reveals that India’s vaccination marketing campaign has been pretty justified – greater than 65 p.c of the entire vaccine dose is being administered in rural areas. Overall, an estimated 74 p.c of the grownup inhabitants acquired the primary dose, whereas 31 p.c had been absolutely vaccinated.

“Congratulations to the people and healthcare workers of India. It is remarkable for any nation to reach the 1 billion dose mark, a feat achieved in just 9 months since the vaccination program was launched in India,” mentioned Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog.

Congratulating India on reaching one other Covid milestone, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, mentioned, “Many congratulations to India for marking one other milestone – one billion Covid-19 vaccine dose administered. This extraordinary achievement in a brief span of time wouldn’t have been doable with out sturdy political management, inter-sectoral convergence, holistic well being and devoted efforts of the frontline workforce and the individuals themselves. “

According to the information of the Union Health Ministry, it took 85 days for India to the touch the 100 million vaccination mark, 45 days to cross the 20 crore mark and 29 days to succeed in the 30 crore mark.

It took 24 days for the nation to succeed in the 40-crore mark from 30-crore doses after which 20 extra days to cross the 50-crore vaccination mark on 6 August.

The nationwide immunization drive was launched on 16 January with the primary section immunization of well being care staff (HCWs). The vaccination of frontline staff (FLWs) started on February 2.

(with PTI inputs)

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS


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