New Delhi: The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO) has congratulated India for achieving the 750 million immunization milestone. India’s COVID vaccination coverage as part of mass vaccination campaign crossed the landmark of 750 million doses on Monday.
Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, said, “WHO congratulates India for scaling up COVID-19 vaccination at an unprecedented pace. While it took 85 days to administer the first 100 million doses, India reached 750 million. Dose reached. 650 million in just 13 days.” Meanwhile, India recorded 27,254 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours. The country also reported 219 Covid deaths in the same period. There are around 3.75 lakh active cases in the country at present.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet that India has crossed the mark of giving 75 crore doses of the vaccine. Appreciating the entire nation for the achievement, Mandaviya tweeted, “With PM Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Prayas’, the world’s largest vaccination campaign is scaling new heights. India has committed 75 crores The milestone of vaccination has been crossed as India has entered. 75th year of independence. Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.” The daily vaccination numbers are expected to rise with the compilation of the final report for the day by late Monday. Till 5.30 pm on Monday evening, more than 67 lakh (67,04,768) doses of vaccine were administered.
“The country has become home to more than 99 percent of healthcare workers and frontline workers who have been vaccinated with a single shot of the COVID vaccine,” a statement issued by the health ministry said.