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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says, 22 countries requested India for supply of COVID-19 vaccines

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that 22 countries have requested India for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines.  He informed Lok Sabha that India has already supplied Corona vaccines to 15 countries. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the vaccines have been supplied both as grant assistance and contract doses. He said, as of February 2, a total of 56 lakh doses has been given as grant assistance and 105 lakh as contracts doses.

Meanwhile, India has become the fastest country to complete 50 lakhs COVID-19 vaccinations in 21 days. While the US took 24 days and the UK 43 days, Israel took 45 days to complete 50 lakh vaccination. Briefing media in New Delhi, Additional Secretary in Health Ministry Dr Manohar Agnani said that a total of 52 lakh 90 thousand 4 hundred 74 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6 PM yesterday. He said, a total of 1 lakh 4 thousand 7 hundred 81 sessions have been held till now. Dr Agnani said 3 lakh 31 thousand 29 beneficiaries were vaccinated all over the country yesterday.

 

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