Recently, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that more than 6 COVID-19 vaccines will come up in India.
He also informed the media that 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people so far.
In addition, India has conducted 23 crore tests.
Dr Harsh Vardhan was speaking on the occasion of inaugurating a new green campus of the National Institute of Research in Environmental Health.
The Health Minister said:
“India has developed two vaccines, which have been given to 71 countries. Many more nations are seeking the vaccines, and these are not little-known nations…Canada, Brazil, and other developed countries are using Indian vaccines with great zeal.”
The Health Ministry informed that as many as 78,66,241 senior citizens and 13,86,305 aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities have received vaccine doses.
A total of 9,74,090 vaccine doses were given by the 57th day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 and the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on March 1.