India’s cumulative vaccination coverage against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on 13th September surpassed the 750 million-mark, an official statement by the Union ministry of health and family welfare read.
World Health Organisation’s (WHO) South-East Asia regional director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh congratulated India for achieving the feat at an ‘unprecedented pace.’
“While it took 85 days to administer the first 100 million doses, India reached 750 million doses from 650 million in just 13 days,” she was quoted as saying in a tweet by WHO South-East Asia.
By September 6, India surpassed the milestone of inoculating Covid-19 vaccine jabs to more than 10 million beneficiaries thrice in the preceding 11 days at the time, according to data by the Union health ministry.
“India is creating a record by administering 12.5 million vaccines every day. The number of vaccines administered in a single day by India is more than the entire population of several countries,” PM Modi had said after the triple achievement.