Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the country’s fight against the pandemic has acquired a “strong push” after crossing the 50-crore milestone in the number of Covid vaccine doses delivered.
“India’s fight against COVID-19 gaining momentum. Vaccination numbers have surpassed the 50 crore level. We aim to increase these figures and guarantee that all of our countrymen get vaccinated as part of the #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine effort “The Prime Minister sent out a tweet.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, took to Twitter to congratulate the people and thank healthcare personnel.
Minister Mandaviya tweeted, “India flies high on #COVID19 immunisation, with a historic record of 50 crore doses administered to date!”
In another tweet showing how the vaccination campaign has accelerated, the minister stated that India has reached the 50 crore doses milestone under the free vaccine campaign.
He went on to say that India reached the 10 billion doses milestone in 85 days, went from 10 billion to 20 billion in 45 days, 20 billion to 30 billion in 29 days, and 30 billion to 40 billion in 24 days. Mr Mandaviya stated that ten crore vaccination doses, ranging from 40 crores to 50 crores, were provided in just 20 days.
Coronavirus vaccination began in the country on January 16, with healthcare personnel and frontline workers being the first to get immunised. Those beyond the age of 60, as well as those between the ages of 45 and 60 who had comorbidities, were included in the second phase. Vaccinations were made available to anybody over the age of 45 beginning April 1.