India administers over 1 cr vaccines in a day for first time
New Delhi: India on Friday, for the first time, administered more than one crore vaccine does in a single day under its nationwide mass vaccination drive against Covid-19.
This is the highest-ever vaccination achieved in a single day since the start of the vaccination drive.
In another significant achievement, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 62 crore landmark and presently stands at 62,17,06,882, as per the provisional report of the Health Ministry.
Hailing the feat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Record vaccination numbers today! Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success.”
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said: “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas – This is the same effort by which the country has crossed the figure of more than 1 crore vaccines in a day. The tireless work of health workers and PM Modi’s determination to #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine is paying off.”
In a separate development, India has also crossed the landmark milestone of administering at least one dose of Covid vaccine to 50 per cent of its adult population.
India’s dose administration rate was around 18 lakh per day before June 21. However, since June 21, it had gone up to almost half a crore per day.