HIGHLIGHTS:

  • · The health ministry reported that 75% of Indian adults received their first vaccine dose, whereas 31% were fully vaccinated
  • · PM hails the occasion on twitter by calling it “historic”, visits RML Hospital in New Delhi
  • · The Union health minister urges citizens to get their vaccines soon to contribute to the historic vaccination drive

On Thursday, the 100 crore mark in Covid-19 vaccination was crossed by India. The Union Health Ministry has stated 31% of the adult population of the country has been fully vaccinated, whereas 75% have taken their first jab. PM Narendra Modi has hailed the incident tweeting that history has been scripted by India.

The PM in his tweet has stated, “We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians.” He has further said, “Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses, and all those who worked to achieve this feat.” Modi was also noticed visiting the RML Hospital in New Delhi on this occasion.

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that it was only because of the leadership of Narendra Modi that such an achievement was possible. He has also congratulated the country for the accomplishment. Yesterday an appeal to the eligible was made by Mandaviya, to receive their Covid vaccine jabs as soon as possible, in order to contribute to the historic vaccination drive of the country.

He has tweeted, “The country is close to making a vaccine century. To be a part of this golden event, I appeal to citizens who are yet to be vaccinated to get vaccinated immediately. please contribute to this historic vaccination journey of India.”

The Health Ministry data shows that 85 days were taken by India to reach the 10 crore vaccination mark, whereas 45 days were taken to reach the 20 crore mark and 29 days to reach the 30 crore mark. The rural areas have received 65% of the total vaccines. Meanwhile, the health ministry has asked the states to focus on ensuring the second dose of the vaccine to the citizens.

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