Prime Minister Narendra Modi called India’s vaccination drive ‘unparalleled in scale and speed’ as the vaccination crossed 200 cr mark on Sunday.
Congratulating the nation on the occasion he said that India has created history again.
“India creates history again! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the special figure of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed. This has strengthened the global fight against COVID-19,” said PM Modi in a tweet.
In a subsequent tweet he added, “Throughout the rollout of the vaccine, the people of India have shown remarkable faith in science. Our doctors, nurses, frontline workers, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs have played a key role in ensuring a safer planet. I appreciate their spirit and determination.”
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the country on achieving this landmark in only 18 months and said that this extraordinary achievement will be etched in history.
“Congratulations India! With everyone’s efforts, the country has crossed the figure of 200 crore vaccines today. India has scripted history under PM @NarendraModi Ji’s visionary leadership. This extraordinary achievement will be etched in the history!” Mandaviya said in a tweet.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar also thanked the healthcare workers for their hard work, vision and innovation in setting a new record in the service of humanity.
India’s nation-wide COVID19 vaccination program was launched by PM Modi on 16th January, 2021. Despite the decline in COVID cases across the country, consistent efforts are ongoing to vaccinate all eligible citizens.
It took almost 9 months to reach the 100 Cr mark and another 9 months to reach the 200 Cr vaccination mark since the start of the vaccination drive on 16 Jan’ 2021, with the highest single day vaccination record of 2.5 Cr doses achieved on 17 Sept 2021.