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Covid-19: India today administers more than 52 lakh of vaccine doses | India News

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NEW DELHI: A day after India posted a single-day anti-Covid vaccination record of more than 88 lakh doses, the figure for Tuesday was 52.83,815 at 10 p.m. and the government said the increase It is not a sudden development but the result of coordinated planning coordination with the states along with improved vaccine supplies.
The government expressed confidence that with increased vaccine production and states with a better advance supply schedule, vaccination numbers will remain high. It was also said that a further increase in private sector participation will also help improve vaccination rates.
“What happened yesterday was not sudden. What happened yesterday was the result of a coordinated planning in which the state governments and the government of the Union collaborated and worked very hard. Even what is happening today is part of that planning, ”said Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.
State vaccinations remained uneven. Maharashtra did well with more than 5.5 lakh of vaccines and UP maintained its yield of more than 7 lakh of vaccines. Some of the more populous states like Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh, however, have less than 1 lakh of shots or just slightly more. States like Kerala and Assam posted good numbers.
The government said the vaccine trend in June averaged 34.6 lakh of injections per day and this increased significantly on Monday. The ability to administer 8.8 million injections and the robustness of the Co Win system gave central and state planners confidence that vaccination can be significantly increased.
The Health Ministry’s comments came on the back of concerns that Monday’s feat could be a one-time event to mark the first day of the revised vaccination guidelines that restored the Center’s primacy in vaccine procurement and allocation.
“The jump from 34 lakh to 88 lakh when vaccines are available and capacity is available is possible,” Bhushan said. Almost 64% of the doses were administered in rural areas on Monday, indicating a broader coverage of people who may have limited access to health services. However, women received 46% of the doses, while 53% of the doses were given to men, underscoring a gender imbalance that needs to be addressed, authorities said.
“More than half of the doses administered in recent weeks were inoculated in rural areas, which makes it clear that rural outreach is possible. We have full hope and confidence that it is entirely possible for us to cover rural areas, ”said NITI Aayog Member Dr. VK Paul, Health.



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