New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI): India set a record on Friday by administering over two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, in a major push to the inoculation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.
The cumulative doses administered in the country reached 2,03,68,343 at 5.27 pm, according to data on the Co-WIN portal.
The total number of doses administered in the country has crossed 78.72 crore. “A gift to the prime minister on behalf of health workers and people of the country. On the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, India has crossed the historic figure of administering 2 crore vaccine doses in a day, setting a new record. Well done India!” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted in Hindi.
The daily vaccinations crossed the one-crore mark for the fourth time in less than a month.
Mandaviya said this is the fastest pace at which one crore doses have been administered.
“On PM @Narendra Modi Ji’s birthday, till 1:30 pm, the country has crossed the mark of 1 crore vaccines, the fastest so far, and we are continuously moving forward. I believe that today we will all make a new record of vaccination and give it as a gift to the prime minister,” he said in a tweet in Hindi earlier along with the hashtags “VaccineSeva” and “HappyBdayModiji”.
The BJP has asked its units across the country to help get a large number of people vaccinated on the occasion.
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