The US took 101 days to administer 13 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine, while China took 109 days to cross the same number, it said.
The vaccines stock in four districts of Dehradun, Chamoli, Nainital, and Tehri had exhausted on Saturday due to which the booths suspended the vaccination drive.
In a statement, he urged people to keep four things in mind, including 'each one, vaccinate one', 'each one, treat one' and 'each one, save one'.
After Harsh Vardhan's outburst against Uddhav government, Centre writes to Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi flagging below-par vaccination
In the letter to Maharashtra, it was said a total of 1,06,19,190 doses have been made available to the state/UT and the total consumption, including wastage, is 90,53,523 doses.
Another milestone in India's COVID-19 fight as country administers over 20 lakh vaccine doses in a day
As per Centre, 17,15,380 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 28,884 sessions for first dose and 3,04,343 healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received second dose.
The infection is spreading, most probably after those who were leading protected lives got exposed as they moved out of their homes and mingled with others, G V S Murthy said.
The states and Union territories were also urged not to store, preserve, conserve or create a buffer stock of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered the made-in-India COVAXIN (Bharat BioTech) to PM Modi.
Delhi set for roll-out of second phase of vaccination; private hospitals identified for delivering jabs
In the second phase, people aged above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities will be vaccinated.
While the countrywide inoculation drive was rolled out on January 16, vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.
Justice Prathiba M Singh asked Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma and central government standing counsel Anil Soni to seek instructions on the query and inform the court by March 4.
On February 24, the Centre held meeting with all states and Union Territories to review the progress of COVID-19 vaccination drive with a focus on improving pace of vaccination.
There will also be a walk-in provision for the beneficiaries to get themselves registered at the session sites, the government said on Thursday.
A total of 1,23,66,633 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,63,224 sessions till 6 pm on Wednesday, according to a provisional report.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said out of 10,000 hospitals being used for administering the vaccines in a day, 2,000 hospitals are private.