New Delhi, 08 February: More than 6 million people have been vaccinated against coronavirus disease in the last 24 days across the country.
With this, India ranks first among more than 60 lakh vaccinated countries in such a short time. The US took 26 days to apply 6 million vaccines while Britain took 46 days.
In the press conference on Monday, Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary of the Union Ministry of Health, said that the vaccination program in the country is being taken forward rapidly. More than 60 lakh people have been vaccinated in the last 24 days.
Agnani said that till now, 77 percent of the maximum beneficiaries in Bihar have been vaccinated. Second place is Tripura where 76.4 percent beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far. 76 percent beneficiaries have been vaccinated in Madhya Pradesh, 73.6 percent in Uttarakhand, 70.3 percent in Odisha, 68 percent in Mizoram.
According to the ministry, a total of 60, 35,660 people have been vaccinated in the country till Monday. Of these, 54, 12,270 are health workers while 6, 23,390 beneficiaries are frontline workers.
The Union Health Ministry said that in Puducherry, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir, the percentage of vaccination is below 40 percent.