Vaccination in a day: India made the record of vaccinating 86.16 lakh people on Monday, June 21. The government claims that the record could happen because the Centre has taken the charge of the procurement of vaccine from the states.
Among all the states, Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of vaccination in a day, with 16.9 lakh doses. On the previous day, it delivered only 692 doses of vaccine.
“Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight COVID-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!” PM Modi tweeted.
To the above-mentioned tweet, Dr Harsh Vardhan replied, “86.16 lakh #COVID19Vaccine doses administered on June 21! Highest ever single day coverage across the world! Under the remarkable leadership of Hon’ble PM Sh @narendramodi ji, the ‘Whole of Govt’ & ‘Whole of the Society’ is collectively working to defeat #COVID19.”
The slowdown started in Madhya Pradesh from June 17. While 338,847 vaccine doses were delivered on June 16, the next four days showed a steeply declining trend: 124,226 doses on June 17, 14,862 doses on June 18, 22,006 doses on June 19, and just 692 doses of the vaccine on June 20.
The average number of doses delivered per day between June 13-June 16 was 228,784. In next four days, this number dropped by over 400% to 42,850 doses.