According to a release by the Health Ministry, India stands fifth in the world after inoculating over 3.7 million people in 15 days.
"Globally, India stands at the fifth position in terms of the number of vaccine doses administered within the country. This is despite the fact that many countries had initiated their vaccination campaign before India," the statement read. "As of January 31, 2021, till 8 AM, around 3.7 million (3,744,334) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise."
It added that 68,962 vaccination sessions have been conducted so far in the country.
America topped the list in terms of the number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered, followed by UK, Israel, and UAE.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday during the 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme said India, which is running the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination drive, is the fastest in inoculating its citizens.
"Just as India's war against coronavirus became an example to the world, similarly our vaccination programme is also becoming an example to the world. India is conducting the biggest vaccination drive in the world. Do you know what is an even better matter of pride? We are not only running the world's biggest vaccination drive but we are also the fastest in vaccinating our citizens," Prime Minister Modi said during the monthly radio broadcast.