Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union health minister chaired the 24th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 through video-conference.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union health minister chaired the 24th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 through video-conference.


He was joined by Dr S Jaishankar, Union minister of external affairs, Hardeep S. Puri, Union minister of civil aviation, Mansukh Mandaviya, minister of state for ports, shipping and waterways (I/C), & chemical and fertilizers, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, minister of state, health & family welfare and Nityanand Rai, minister of state, home affairs.

Detailing the achievements of the world’s largest vaccination drive, the Union health minister said, “More than 3 crore vaccinations have been administered to 60 plus beneficiaries, and more than 9.43 crore doses have been given till 9 am today. India has also supported the global community through Vaccine Maitri, under which 6.45 crore doses of Covid-19 Vaccine have been exported to 85 countries. 3.58 crore doses have been supplied to 25 countries under commercial contracts, 1.04 crore to 44 countries as grants and 1.82 crore to 39 countries under Covax.”

He continued saying that total 149 districts have no new cases since last 7 days, 8 districts free of COVID since 14 days, 3 districts since 21 days and 63 districts since the last 28 days. Further highlighting the Total Tests conducted and Health Infrastructure availability, he added, “Till now, we have conducted a total 25,71,98,105 tests and 13,64,205 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours. Total no. of labs available in our country is 2449 with 1230 Government Testing Labs and 1219 Private Testing Labs.

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