As India's vaccination drive completed a year, PM Modi praises health and frontline workers, as well as scientists
In tweets, PM Modi praised everyone involved in India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which completed a year on Sunday
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised everyone involved in India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which completed a year on Sunday (January 16, 2022).
PM Modi took to Twitter to speak his mind, "Today we mark #1YearOfVaccineDrive. I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive. Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against COVID-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods."
During these trying circumstances, the prime minister praised the efforts of doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff, calling them "exceptional."
"At the same time, the role of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is exceptional. When we see glimpses of people being vaccinated in remote areas, or our healthcare workers taking the vaccines there, our hearts and minds are filled with pride," PM Modi said in the tweet.
Moreover, BJP president J P Nadda stated the task of injecting the country's massive population seemed insurmountable but was made feasible by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "stellar leadership," with over 92 percent of the people receiving the initial injection.
He tweeted, ''India has so far administered 156 crore vaccine doses, of which 99 crore doses have been given in rural India. 70% of our adult population is fully vaccinated. More than 3 crore children have got their first dose since the program began. India has led the fight against COVID-19.''
India's Covid-19 vaccination campaign has been dubbed "the most successful in the world" by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. As the country finished one year of its COVID-19 vaccination effort, the Union Health Minister sent greetings to health workers, scientists, and residents.
Taking to Twitter, Mansukh Mandaviya wrote, "Today the world`s largest vaccination campaign completes one year. Started under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, with everyone`s efforts, today, it is the most successful vaccination campaign in the world. I congratulate all the health workers, scientists and countrymen."
In a single year, India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccine coverage surpassed 156.76 crore.
It's fascinating to follow the country's vaccination journey. On January 16, 2021, India began a countrywide COVID immunisation campaign.
Vaccines were first given to healthcare staff, then to frontline workers, then to persons over 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities. Later, it was extended to everyone over the age of 45, and then to everyone over the age of 18.
The vaccination drive for those aged 15 to 18 years old began on January 3, 2022, and the administration of prophylactic doses to healthcare workers, frontline workers, and sixty or more people began on January 10 of this year.
According to provisional reports submitted to the Union Health Ministry till 7 a.m. on Sunday, 1,56,76,15,454 vaccination doses were administered to eligible beneficiaries. More than 66 lakh vaccination doses had been provided in the last 24 hours.