India Emerges As Fastest Nation In The World To Surpass Three Million Covid-19 Vaccination Milestone: Health Ministry

India Emerges As Fastest Nation In The World To Surpass Three Million Covid-19 Vaccination Milestone: Health MinistryHealth Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (Facebook/@drharshvardhanofficial)

India has emerged as the fastest nation in the world to vaccinate more than three million people, as per the Union Ministry of Health data, reports Hindustan Times.

India has achieved the feat in just 13 days, much faster than the United States which took 18 days to surpass the three million milestone. Meanwhile, Israel and the United Kingdom took 33 and 36 days respectively to cover three million people.

India was also the fastest to surpass vaccination of a million as well as two million people. It should be noted that India initiated its vaccination drive only on 16 January, much later than the other three aforementioned nations.

From an average of 2 lakh people getting vaccinated on a day while the vaccination drive started on 16 January, the per day number has jumped to five lakh, as the number of sites and sessions has also gone up.

The vaccination in India has been led by states like Uttar Pradesh (2,94,959), Karnataka (2,86,089), Rajasthan (2,57,833) and Maharashtra (2,20,587).