New Delhi: A 103-year-old Karnataka dweller became the oldest Indian female to receive the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
“J. Kameshwari received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today. She is the oldest woman in India to have received the COVID-19 vaccine as per available data,” said Apollo Hospitals in Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru.
The Indian government has been ramping up the Covid-19 vaccination drive across states as it started the next phase of vaccination from 1 March. In this phase, citizens above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with co-morbidities are eligible to register and receive a Covid-19 jab.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, India achieved the landmark of administering more than 20 lakh doses in a single day on Tuesday. “The country is approaching 2.5 crore total vaccination coverage, powered by the fastest recent growth in vaccination globally,” the release said.
A total of 2,40,37,644 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7 pm today, the ministry stated.