New Delhi Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday said it took 85 days to inoculate 10 crore people against COVID-19, while due to the “vaccine for all, free vaccine” campaign, it took only 24 days to reach 30-40 crore vaccination coverage.
The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination started on June 21.
The inoculation drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced vaccine availability to states and union territories (UTs) for better planning by them, and streamlining the supply chain, according to the Union health ministry.
In the new phase, the Centre procures and supplies at no cost 75% of the vaccines being produced in the country to states and UTs.
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 40.64 crore, according to health ministry data updated on Monday morning.
“The world’s largest and fastest vaccination campaign under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is continuously creating new dimensions,” Mandaviya said in a tweet in Hindi.
“In the initial days, it took 85 days to vaccinate 10 crore, while due to the ‘vaccine for all, free vaccine’ campaign, it took India only 24 days to touch the figure of 30 crore to 40 crore,” he tweeted.
PM @NarendraModi जी के नेतृत्व में विश्व का सबसे बड़ा और तेज़ टीकाकरण अभियान निरंतर नए आयाम गढ़ रहा है।
शुरुआती दिनों में 10 करोड़ टीका लगाने में 85 दिन लगे थे वहीं "सबको वैक्सीन, मुफ़्त वैक्सीन" अभियान के कारण, 30 करोड़ से 40 करोड़ का आंकड़ा छूने में भारत को केवल 24 दिन लगे। pic.twitter.com/7HWLxdMO3b
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) July 19, 2021
The ministry said 40,64,81,493 vaccine doses have been administered through 50,69,232 sessions, according to the provisional report till 7 am on Monday.
It said that 13,63,123 vaccine doses were administered in a span of 24 hours.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,03,08,456 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 38,660 patients have recovered in a span of 24 hours.
This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.32%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.