PM Modi had launched nation-wide vaccination program on 16th January last year. To fight with the deadly virus, the country also supported the research, development and manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines under the “Make-in-India” and “Make-for-World” Strategy.
New Delhi: In a major achievement in fight against Covid-19, India on Sunday crossed 200 crore doses. According to the data available till 1 pm on Sunday, the country had surpassed a cumulative figure of 2,00,00,15,631 vaccine doses which have been administered to the people.
Terming it a major milestone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people. PM Modi, in a tweet, said, “India creates history again! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the special figure of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed. This has strengthened the global fight against COVID-19.”
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the country for achieving the goal of 200 crore vaccines. He tweeted, “India has scripted history under PM @NarendraModi Ji’s visionary leadership.”
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar also thanked the healthcare workers for their hard work, vision and innovation in setting a new record in the service of humanity.
PM Modi had launched nation-wide vaccination program on 16th January last year. To fight with the deadly virus, the country also supported the research, development and manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines under the “Make-in-India” and “Make-for-World” Strategy, embarked on the use of cutting-edge technologies like CoWIN for evaluating geographical coverage, tracking AEFI for vaccines, promoting inclusivity and for providing a single reference point for citizens to follow their vaccination schedule, and prioritized vaccine administration based on scientific evidence and global best practices.
Free and voluntary vaccination exercise is also being carried out in a citizen friendly approach through initiatives like Har Ghar Dastak, Workplace CVC, School based vaccination, vaccination of persons with no identity documents, Near-to-Home CVC and Mobile Vaccination Teams. With 71% of CVCs located in rural areas and over 51 per cent of vaccine doses administered to women, India’s National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme also ensured geographical and gender equity.
Even there is decline in number of cases but consistent efforts are being made to vaccinate all eligible citizens. This is exemplified by the fact that it took almost nine months to reach the 100 crore mark and another nine months to reach the 200 crore vaccination mark since the start of the vaccination drive, with the highest single day vaccination record of 2.5 crore doses achieved on 17th September last.