On July 17, India crossed the milestone of administering 200 crore doses of Covid vaccines.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the collective efforts of scientists, doctors and nurses in powering India’s vaccination drive.
As Microsoft founder Bill Gates congratulated him for crossing 200 crore vaccine doses mark, the Prime Minister, in his response, said: “India’s vaccination drive is big on speed and scale. It has been powered by collective efforts of many, including scientists, doctors and nurses. At the same time, the people of India have shown remarkable faith in science and taken their doses in a timely manner.
Bill Gates expressed gratitude for the continued partnership with Indian vaccine manufacturers and the government for mitigating the impact of COVID-19
Gates had tweeted: “Congratulations @narendramodi for yet another milestone of administering #200crorevaccinations. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Indian vaccine manufacturers and the Indian government for mitigating the impact of COVID19.”
The Prime Minister tweeted in response to the congratulatory tweet by Bill Gates:
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted: “Witness the history in making! India under PM @NarendraModi Ji’s leadership is all set to achieve the 200-crore COVID-19 vaccination mark! Countdown starts.”
On Tuesday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded a total of 200.33 crores.
Yasumasa Kimura, Representative, UNICEF India also congratulated India for the milestone.
Mr Mandaviya launched ‘Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav’ at Covid Vaccination Camp in Nirman Bhawan on Friday and appealed to the masses to get the free dose so as to ensure protection against COVID-19.”
The Centre has announced a special drive ‘COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava’ to be launched to provide free precaution doses at all Government Covid Vaccination Centres for persons aged 18 years and above for 75 days from July 15 to September 30, 2022.
Those eligible for the precaution dose include all persons above 18 years who have completed 6 months (or 26 weeks) from the date of administration of the 2nd dose.