India vaccinating at a record speed: PM Modi

Himachal has emerged as a champion in fight against epidemic, PM Modi says

September 06, 2021 12:48 pm | Updated September 07, 2021 12:39 am IST - New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is administering 1.25 crore Covid vaccines daily which is higher than the population of several countries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is administering 1.25 crore Covid vaccines daily which is higher than the population of several countries

India is vaccinating at a record speed of 1.25 crore vaccines a day, which means that the number of vaccinations in the country in one day is more than the population of many countries, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. He was interacting with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Himachal Pradesh via video-conference.

He said Himachal Pradesh had emerged as a champion in the fight against the largest epidemic in 100 years.

Mr. Modi said the success of vaccination in India was the result of the spirit and hard work of its citizens. He praised doctors, ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, medical personnel, teachers and women for their contribution to the vaccination campaign.

The Prime Minister expressed happiness that even in a remote district like Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, 100% first dose was administered.

“This is the area which used to be cut off from the rest of the country for months before the Atal Tunnel was built,” said Mr. Modi, while praising the people of Himachal Pradesh for not allowing any rumour or disinformation to hamper the vaccination efforts. He said the State was a proof of how the country’s rural society was empowering the world’s largest and fastest vaccination campaign.

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