Reports claiming India missed COVID-19 vaccination targets ‘misleading, does not represent complete picture’: Centre

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Reports claiming India missed COVID-19 vaccination targets 'misleading, does not represent complete picture': Centre

New Delhi: The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare on Sunday (January 2, 2021) issued a press release on a report which claimed that India has missed its COVID-19 vaccination targets and stated that it’s ‘deceptive’. 

The Well being Ministry additionally stated that the report ‘doesn’t characterize the whole image’ and said that India’s nationwide COVID-19 vaccination programme has been ‘some of the profitable and largest vaccination programmes’. 

“In a just lately printed information article by a reputed worldwide information company, it has been claimed that India has missed its vaccination goal. That is deceptive and doesn’t characterize the whole image,” the assertion learn.

“Within the battle in opposition to world pandemic COVID-19, India’s nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination programme has been some of the profitable and largest vaccination programmes in contrast with the various developed western nations with considerably low inhabitants base to vaccinate,” it added.

India has administered over 90% of 1st dose, 65% of 2nd dose

The Centre stated that for the reason that begin of the nationwide vaccination drive on January 16 final 12 months, India has administered over 90% of 1st dose and 65% of 2nd dose to its eligible residents. 

“Within the drive, India has achieved a number of milestones unprecedented on this planet, together with administering over 100 crore doses in lower than 9 months, administering 2.51 crore doses in a single day and administering 1 crore doses per day on a number of events,” the Well being Ministry highlighted.

“In contrast with different developed nations, India has completed a greater job in administering COVID vaccination to its eligible grownup residents of 93.7 crores (as per RGI) throughout all its States and UTs,” it added.

India has administered extra 1st doses than US, UK

The Well being Ministry additionally in contrast the nation’s vaccination drive with the US, UK, France and Spain and stated that India has administered extra 1st doses than these ‘developed nations’.

“In case of 1st dose protection to the eligible inhabitants, USA has lined solely 73.2% of the inhabitants, the UK has lined 75.9% of its inhabitants, France has lined 78.3% of its inhabitants, and Spain has lined 84.7% of its inhabitants. India has already lined 90% of the eligible inhabitants with 1st dose of vaccine in opposition to COVID-19,” it stated.

“Equally, for the 2nd dose of vaccines, the USA has lined solely 61.5% of its inhabitants, the UK has lined 69.5percentof its inhabitants, France has lined 73.2% of its inhabitants, and Spain has lined 81% of its inhabitants. Whereas India has lined over 65% of the eligible inhabitants with 2nd dose of vaccine in opposition to COVID-19,” the Well being Ministry added.

India underneath PM @NarendraModi Ji’s management is operating the world’s most profitable & largest vaccination programme.

#COVID19  drive has carried out higher than many developed western nations with considerably low inhabitants base to vaccinate.

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— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) January 2, 2022

It knowledgeable that over 11 states and UTs in India have already achieved 100% of 1st dose vaccination, whereas three states and UTs have achieved 100% full vaccination in opposition to COVID-19. 

“Many states and UTs are quickly anticipated to attain 100% vaccination in a short time,” it stated.

India has authorised eight vaccines

The Well being Ministry said that India has additional strengthened its battle in opposition to COVID-19 because the Central Medication Commonplace Management Organisation (CDSCO) has given approvals to 2 extra vaccines. 

“These embody Organic-E’s CORBEVAX vaccine and SII’s COVOVAX vaccine for restricted use in an emergency state of affairs. This takes the variety of vaccines given restricted use in an emergency state of affairs in India to eight,” the assertion learn.

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