India set a new record on Friday by vaccinations of over 2 crore COVID-19 vaccines. As per Cowin portal, till 5:40 pm, a total of 2,03,25,859 doses of COVID vaccines were given.
Bharatiya Janta Parrty (BJP) and several state governments had planned to make Prime Minister Narendra modi’s birthday historic by setting a record number of vaccinations today. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia said in a tweet that, this historical achievement is a gift to PM Modi on behalf of health workers and countrymen.
PM Modi turned 71 today, to mark this day as special, BJP leaders from various states, motivated public to participate in today’s massive vaccination drive. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia said that, maximum number of people getting vaccinated will be the biggest birthday gift for PM Modi.
Union Minister Smriti Irani and many other tweeted on this achievement and said, it was all possible because of the hard works of the health workers and people of our country.
Earlier India had administered more than one crore vaccinations on a single day on many occasions. From January 16th, vaccinations drive commenced in India, with the inoculation of health workers and frontline workers. Currently, Covishield of Serum Institute of India (SII), Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Sputnik V are the vaccine doses available in India.
After completing 2 cr mark in a single day, now India has crossed 78-crore mark in vaccination drive, given that 59.17 crore doses were given as first dose and 19.52 crore doses were administered as the second dose.
Only in Bihar, a total of 16.28 people vaccinated today, which is highest among single-day vaccinations among all the states. Karnataka at 15.47 lakh, Madhya Pradesh at 13.09 lakh, Uttar Pradesh at 12.12 lakh and Gujarat at 11.35 lakh among the states with most number of vaccinations in a single day.
On the completion of 100 percent first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa, Prime Minister modi will interact with the health workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination drive.