India has become the fastest country in the world to administer 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, achieving the feat in 85 days to surpass the 89-day record of the USA. China had taken 102 days to reach the 100 million vaccinations mark.
The Prime Minister Office tweeted : “Strengthening the efforts to ensure a healthy and COVID-19 free India” along with the statistics.
The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stood at 10,12,84,282 at the end of Saturday. As many as 2.9 million vaccine doses were administered on Saturday.
The extension of vaccine coverage to all those above 45 years along with the recent provisions for them to get vaccinated at their workplaces (government and private) form a series of pro-active and coordinated steps taken by the Centre and the State governments to facilitate the vaccinations.
India also has the lowest COVID-19 fatality rate in the world at 1.28%)