The daily COVID vaccination drive witnessed over 1 crore people on Friday. It is the fourth time within one month when the daily tally has achieved this feat. The 1Cr mark was previously crossed on Aug 27, Aug 31, and Sep 6. This has taken the total number of vaccinated people to 78 crores as per the Union Health Ministry.
The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Sh. Mansukh Mandaviya recalled that this is the fastest speed at which 1 crore people have been vaccinated.
‘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 along with the hashtags ‘VaccineSeva’ and ‘HappyBdayModiji’.
On Thursday, the health minister had called for a boost in the COVID-19 vaccination drive the next day as ‘The perfect birthday gift to the Prime Minister.’