'Matter Of Pride For All Indians, Let's Give Govt Credit': Tharoor As India Crosses 100 Cr Vaccination MilestoneShashi Tharoor (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

As the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore milestone on Thursday, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that the credit should be given to the government and this is a matter of pride for the entire country.

"This is a matter of pride for all Indians. Let's give the Government credit. After severe mismanagement of the second #Covid wave & botching the vaccination orders that might have prevented it, Govt has now partly redeemed itself. It remains accountable for its earlier failures," Tharoor said in a tweet.

The CoWin portal on Thursday mentioned that a total of 100 crore vaccine doses has been administered so far to the eligible population under the vaccination drive in India.

In a tweet, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the country on achieving the feat, and said it was the result of the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to official sources, around 75 per cent of India's all eligible adult population has been administered at least the first dose and around 31 per cent has received both the doses of the vaccine.

India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach the 30-crore mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The country took 24 days to reach the 40-crore mark from 30-crore doses and then 20 more days to surpass the 50-crore vaccination mark on August 6.It then took 76 days to go past the 100-crore mark.

The top five states which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

With Agency Inputs

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