Wednesday, August 4, 2021

India becomes fastest country in world to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses

India is the fastest country globally to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses.  It has taken 114 days to achieve this coverage while China took 119 days and USA 115 days for reaching the same landmark.

Over 17 crore one lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country.  In the last 24 hours, more than 6.8 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the country.

Over 20 lakh 31 thousand beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years have been administered the first jab so far since the third phase of the largest vaccination drive kick-started from 1st of this month.

The Center is taking several steps to provide relief to the people during this pandemic. It is ensuring that the global aid is being expeditiously delivered to States and UTs through fast custom clearances, and use of air and road.

So far, 6,738 Oxygen Concentrators, 3,856 Oxygen Cylinders, 16 Oxygen Generation Plants, 4,668 ventilators, Bi-PAP and more than three lakh Remdesivir vials received as part of global aid to India have been delivered and dispatched to States and UTs to augment and supplement their infrastructure.

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