NEW DELHI: India on Monday crossed another milestone in its vaccination drive as it administered over 75 crore Covid doses.
The pace of vaccination has seen a substantial increase in recent days drawing praise from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The WHO congratulated India for administering 10 crore Covid jabs in 13 days and called country’s vaccination pace ‘unprecedented’.
[email protected] congratulates #India 🇮🇳 for accelerating #COVID19 vaccination 💉@MoHFW_INDIA @mansukhmandviya @PIB_India @ANI https://t.co/ytmPgyyi0p
— WHO South-East Asia (@WHOSEARO) 1631534084000
The achievement is significant, especially if we consider the fact that India took 85 days to administer the first 10 crore of vaccines.
However, the number of days for every next 10 crores has been reducing gradually.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the country’s vaccination drive continues to achieve new dimensions of success under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with his mantra of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas (together with everybody, with everybody’s efforts”.
“Congratulations India! In the 75th year of independence, the country has crossed the figure of 75 crore vaccinations,” the health minister tweeted with hashtags #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine and #AazadiKaAmritMahotsav.
Congratulations India! 🇮🇳PM @NarendraModi के सबका साथ, सबका प्रयास के मंत्र के साथ विश्व का सबसे बड़ा टीकाकरण अभि… https://t.co/CgD6yhWRfC
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) 1631533695000
The country has also jabbed more than 99 per cent healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs ) with at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccine, the Union health ministry said.
So far, all adult people in six states and Union territories — Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Ladakh and Lakshadweep — have received at least one dose of the vaccine.