Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Over 86 lakh doses of COVID vaccine administered on a single day

India has crossed a major landmark with administration of more than 29 crore 10 lakh Covid Vaccine doses to the beneficiaries so far. The Union Health Ministry has informed that more than 86 lakh 16 thousand vaccine doses were given in the country in the last 24 hours.

In the State of Madhya Pradesh alone, more than 15 lakh doses were administered in a single day, whereas Karnataka followed the vaccination rally with over 10 lakh vaccinations. Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh also witnessed administration of over 5 lakh doses in a single day. Since this morning , nearly 23 lakh doses have been administered in the country so far.

So far nearly 24 Crore people in the country have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine whereas nearly 5 crore 15 lakh have been fully vaccinated with both the doses.

Union Health Ministry said, vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Since yesterday, the Centre has started the largest free vaccination campaign in the world where 75 per cent of the total vaccine cleared by the Central Drug Lab in the country is being supplied completely free of cost to all the States & the Union Territories.

Under the new policy, procurement and funding for vaccination at all government facilities in every State and Union Territory to beneficiaries of all age group will be done by the Centre.

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