India set to reach 100 crore vaccine doses mark next week
NEW DELHI: India is set to reach yet another milestone next week of administering over 100-crore vaccine doses even as the go nment plans to involve NGOs and the private sector to mark the achievement and end vaccine hesitancy through spreading awareness.
Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said the country will produce over 28 crore doses in October as it continues to ramp up supplies.
In an interaction with reporters, the minister said nearly 73% of the adult population has received a single dose of the jabs and around 29% both doses. Of the 28 crore doses to be available this month, up from more than 22 crore in September, nearly 22 crore will be Covishield and six crore Covan. Also, nearly 60 lakh DNA jabs will be produced, he said.
With around 97 crore vaccine doses administered so far, the numbers are expected to reach the 100-crore milestone next week, likely on October 19 or 20, he said. “No other country has matched the speed and scale with which India is carrying out the vaccination drive. Besides, the 100 crore vaccine doses feat will be celebrated across the country to inspire the remaining people to come forward for vaccination,” an offi al said. Offi al sources said as of now, the health ministry has no plans to push booster doses as expert oion on the matter is yet to be sought. They also expressed satisfaction at the overall vaccination programme, saying hardly any state is now compning about lack of vaccines. “All states have vaccinated over 60% of their population,” an offi al said.
Asked about the status of Covan’s acceptance in other countries, an offi al said the WHO nod for it is expected soon and that over 12 countries have already recognised it.
outstanding achievement. of course, dynasty, kejri are silent
Great Milestone to Reach
Shankara Rao T S
Well Done India ! Despite our own opposition parties negative propaganda, unfazed go nment efforts for vaccinating people of the country must be lauded by every Indian. Determined leadership to ensure vaccinationation will make other countries to raise their eyebrow. No doubt India has received world body's praise that the country is the fastest growing economy in the world ! Decisive leadership matters !
No words are sufficient to appreciate the ambitious vaccination drive of the Modi go nment.
last 40 years polio jab was incomplete super stars like Mr bachan were used to complete and create awareness, In a short time of 1 year Modi go nment has done impossible feat of vaccination of 100 cr people, tremendous willingness, planning effort.
Tremendous job by MODI govt ..
On the other hand .. unnecessary DOUBTS RAISED by opposition have only contributed in the DELAYED WHO APPROVAL of our indigenous vaccine - COVANE..
.. this is their only contribution in our entire vaccination process.
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT BY INDIA AND ALSO THE COOPERATION EXTENDED BY INDIAN PUBLIC MUST BE APPRECIATED. We hear that there are some resistance from public even in US which is considered to be most advanced. JAI HIND
zing work central govt. The second wave was brutal from March- June for all Indians. However with this record vaccination drive we have averted the third wave and saved so many lives. On children age 5-12 not quite sure they should be vaccinated .
Great achievement and world record as I would take a bow to thank all those achieving this feat
Great achievement. Started vaccination in 1st 21 for 60 and in 7 months 100 crore achievement only because of great leader and team work and proven planning
Kudos to Modi go nment for this milestone. You can disagree with Modi on po itics but he is having great effort to solve Indian problems. Be it health or social or Infrastructure. If he remain PM next 10 years, India will be in league of Developed nations.
Good job....govt of India
Pradip Kumar Shome
A massive gigantic achievement that is unparalleled in the history of mankind
Modi ji ki jai. Modi ji ne bola tha december tak sub all imdian will be vaccinated.
Marvellous!! Hats off to all parties achieving this.. long live India.
Credit to Govt to make it happen and credit to Opposition for failing to disrupt it
Nirmal Kumar Shee
Opposition parties own negative propaganda ag inst India's vaccination drive did not work. Thanks to all patriotic Indians for this achievement.
Great Job! Proud of new India
Modi will get reed just for this free vaccines to all. God bless him. Kujliwal can compnt without doing any work, he should learn from Modiji.
A very good achievement- India has out perfomed many developed countries with much less population