India’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 crossed another milestone with the administration of over 12 crore 26 lakh doses within 92 days of the World’s largest vaccination programme. The Health Ministry has informed that in the last 24 hours more than 26 lakh 84 thousand doses of COVID vaccine has been administered in the country.
AIR correspondent informs that since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for maximum and best utilisation of health resources in the country, the number of total Covid Vaccination Centres have increased significantly. The number of Covid Vaccination Centres in the country increased from nearly 45 thousand to over 60 thousand registering a growth of over 15 thousand centres in a short span of time.
The nation commenced the largest vaccination drive in the world on 16th January this year with vaccination of healthcare workers. Widening the scope of Vaccination, from 1st of this month, under the current phase everyone above the age of 45 is being vaccinated.
Health Ministry has informed that so far more than 10 crore 63 lakh people in the country have received the first dose of COVID vaccine whereas nearly 1 crore 61 lakh have been fully vaccinated with both the required doses.