In a significant feat for India, the well being authorities administered 4.7 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in a document single day, Union well being minister Dr Harsh Vardhan knowledgeable on Twitter on Monday.
“World’s largest vaccine drive blazes ahead, firing on all cylinders. A record-breaking 47 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far on Day 1 of implementation of revised guidelines of our vaccination drive,” he wrote on the micro-blogging web site.
This achievement adopted quickly after the centralised free vaccination coverage got here into impact in the nation, underneath which the federal government is offering Covid-19 vaccine free-of-cost to all residents above the age of 18.
As per the sooner coverage, state governments had been procuring vaccines for his or her residents. After criticism by a number of states over the administration of the vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced that the Centre would take over the nationwide vaccination drive procure 75% of vaccines and provides them to states free of charge distribution to all residents above the age of 18.
Before the Centre’s takeover, the federal government was solely supplying vaccines free of price vaccines for folks aged 45 and above.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party’s nationwide president JP Nadda stated that India’s vaccination drive is the most important and the quickest in the world. “India’s ongoing nationwide inoculation drive is the world’s largest and fastest vaccination programme. We have taken the fastest path for vaccinating our people,” he stated on the vaccination centre in a Delhi hospital.
The well being minister additionally revised the utmost value of vaccines and introduced a cap on per dose value to be charged by personal vaccine centres. It is now ₹780 for Covishield, ₹1,410 for Covaxin and ₹1,145 for Sputnik V vaccines.