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More than 12 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in 92 days in India | India News

NEW DELHI: India took just 92 days to hit the 12 crore vaccine mark, the fastest country to do so, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. It is followed by the United States, which took 97 days, and China, which took 108 days.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 12 million rupees as part of the world’s largest vaccination campaign, he said.
Altogether, 12,26,22,590 doses of vaccine have been administered through 18,15,325 sessions, according to an interim report until 7 am.
These include 91,28,146 healthcare workers (HCP) who have taken the first dose and 57,08,223 HCP who have taken the second dose, 1,12,33,415 PDA who have received the first dose and 55,10,238 PDA who have taken the second dose. dose.
In addition, 4,55,94,522 and 38,91,294 beneficiaries over 60 years of age have received the first and second doses respectively, and 4,04,74,993 and 10,81,759 beneficiaries between 45 and 60 years of age have taken the first and second doses. respectively.
Eight states represent 59.5 percent of the total doses administered so far in the country.
“The four states of Gujarat (1,03,37,448), Maharashtra (1,21,39,453), Rajasthan (1,06,98,771) and UP (1,07,12,739) have so far administered more than 1 crore doses each one to Gujarat completed the 1 crore vaccinations on April 16, while the other three states achieved it on April 14, “the ministry said.
“India took only 92 days to reach 12 million million vaccines, the fastest country to do so. The United States followed, which took 97 days and China (108 days),” the ministry said.
More than 26 lakh of vaccination doses were administered in a 24-hour period.
As on day 92 of the vaccination campaign (April 17), 26,84,956 doses of vaccine were administered. A total of 20,22,599 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 39,998 sessions for the first dose and 6,62,357 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine, he said. PLB DV DV

Times of India