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A major chunk of the vaccines were administered in large BJP-ruled states, with Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat accounting for greater than 20 lakh doses each. Two and half crore Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered across the united states Friday, the highest in a day since the drive began in India on January 16, in a push announced to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. “Every Indian would be proud of today’s record vaccination numbers.
I acknowledge our doctors, innovators, administrators, nurses, healthcare, and all front-line workers who have toiled to make the vaccination drive a success,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. As in line with provisional facts until midnight, 2,50,10,390 vaccine doses in all have been administered Friday — taking the cumulative range to 79.33 crore vaccinations. With Friday’s document vaccinations, 63% of the expected person populace has obtained its first dose whilst 21% are completely vaccinated.
Friday’s file turned into specifically the end result of efforts anchored with the aid of using authorities nurses and ASHA workers, deployed on the block level, for the mobilisation and management of vaccines. In comparison, Australia, for example, has administered 2.38 crore doses with inside the whole six months of its immunization drive. “Under Prime Minister’s remarkable leadership the country has achieved a new vaccination milestone,” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. Top authorities reassets stated that given the components predicted from manufacturers, the tentative plan is to manage one hundred crore doses earlier than the second one week of October.
The precedence is to cowl as many humans with the primary dose as possible, retaining in thoughts the approaching festive season and the elections due in numerous states.
Bihar was the best performer Friday, with 29.38 lakh vaccinations counted till Friday midnight. It was followed by Karnataka (28.90 lakh), Uttar Pradesh (27.15 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (26.44 lakh), and Gujarat (23.37 lakh). As on Friday, three of these states had covered 75% of the population with at least a single dose of the vaccine: Gujarat (84%), Madhya Pradesh (80%) and Karnataka (78.5%). Uttar Pradesh (51.24%) and Bihar (55.53%) hovered near the half-way mark. The non-BJP-ruled states that administered a high number of doses Friday were Rajasthan (13.05 lakh), Maharashtra (12.33 lakh), and Andhra Pradesh (10.85 lakh). This was also much higher than their September daily average (till September 16): Rajasthan (3.80 lakh), Maharashtra (6.61 lakh), and Andhra Pradesh (3 lakh).States which administered more than 3 lakh doses were Assam (7.42 lakh), Telangana (5.20 lakh), West Bengal (3.90 lakh), Kerala (3.88 lakh), and Haryana (3.70 lakh).
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