New Delhi: Amid the exponential surge in Covid-19 instances, India vaccinated over 12 crore folks in opposition to the virus in a span of 92 days on Sunday as a part of the world’s largest vaccination drive, stated the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.
The Well being Ministry added the USA took 97 days whereas China achieved a parallel accomplishment in 108 days.
The ministry stated 12,26,22,590 vaccine doses have cumulatively been administered by means of 18,15,325 periods, as per the provisional report until 7 a.m. right this moment.
These embody 91,28,146 Well being Care Staff (HCWs) who’ve taken the primary dose and 57,08,223 HCWs who’ve taken the second dose, 1,12,33,415 Frontline Well being Staff (FLWs) (first dose), 55,10,238 FLWs (second dose), 4,55,94,522 first dose beneficiaries and 38,91,294 second dose beneficiaries greater than 60 years previous and 4,04,74,993 (first dose) and 10,81,759 (second dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years, the ministry added.
Eight states account for 59.5% of the full doses given to date within the nation. The 4 states of Gujarat (1,03,37,448), Maharashtra (1,21,39,453), Rajasthan (1,06,98,771) and Uttar Pradesh (1,07,12,739) have to date administered a couple of crore doses every to their inhabitants. Gujarat accomplished one crore vaccinations on April 16 whereas the opposite three states achieved it on April 14.
The Well being Ministry additional stated over 26 lakh vaccination doses have been administered within the final 24 hours.
As on Day-92 of the vaccination drive (April 17), 26,84,956 vaccine doses got. 20,22,599 beneficiaries have been vaccinated throughout 39,998 periods for first dose and 6,62,357 beneficiaries obtained second dose of vaccine, the ministry added.