The evaluation of the month of September, carried out by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Union, indicated that UP administered an average of 11.73 lakh of doses of Covid-19 vaccine per day.
This is much more than other states in the top five, namely: Maharashtra (7.6 lakh jabs per day), Gujarat (4.80 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (3.71 lakh) and Rajasthan (4.5 lakh) calculated on the basis of data from the Cowin Portal.
The health ministry comparison also showed that the daily vaccination rate in PU is higher than that of the United States of America, where an average of 8.09 lakh daily doses are administered. It is also ahead of countries such as Mexico (5.56 lakh jabs per day), Russia (3.68 lakh), France (2.48 lakh) and Canada (0.85 lakh) were also far behind UP in vaccinations. daily.
CM Secretary Alok Kumar-III said that Covid-19 vaccination was the top priority of the Yogi Adityanath government, as it was the best line of defense against the pandemic. “The CM is monitoring the situation twice a day and has urged people to come forward and get vaccinated as soon as possible,” he said.
In praising the achievement, health department officials credited the hard work done by field staff and the group approach to improvement. UP administered more than 33.42 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine on September 6, the highest vaccination ever achieved in a single day by any state since the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
“The recent evaluation carried out by the Union Ministry of Health, the health research department and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) showed that the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing mortality with one dose was greater than 96%, while with both doses it was 97.5% . It also concluded that vaccines help prevent Covid-19 mortality in all age groups, ”said Kumar.
However, experts believe that, while the comparison with other countries could motivate them, it was not fair to do so, since the goal before the UP is much bigger than all of them. Furthermore, the balance turns against UP when one comes to know that more than 64% of the eligible population in the US have taken at least one dose, while 52% are fully vaccinated.
Contrary to this, the CoWin portal (updated until 6 pm on September 11) indicated that doses of 8.67 crore have been administered in UP. In terms of population, 7.21 crore of people have taken at least one dose, while 1.45 crore are fully vaccinated. This speaks of an achievement of more than 47% and 9.5% when compared to the target of 15.25 million rupees.
Meanwhile, the sustained decrease in the number of daily cases and the increase in recoveries brought the state’s active cases to 184. There were only 14 new cases and 19 recoveries statewide in the last 24 hours.
Active cases are scattered in 41 districts alone, while new cases were reported in 10 districts. In addition, up to 34 districts of the state have been released from Covid-19.