WHO chief scientist Swaminathan congratulates India for administering over 1 crore vaccine doses


New Delhi: India achieved a new milestone in its Covid vaccination drive by administering over 1 crore doses on Friday, its highest single-day count so far.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the people for making the immunisation exercise a success.

“Record vaccination numbers today! Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success,” he tweeted.

World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan congratulated India after the country administered more than 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses ahead of fears of another surge in infections. “India achieves 50% coverage (at least one dose) of adult populn – > 620 million doses administered, 10 million in the past day! Congratulations to the thousands of personnel involved. Vaccination, along with public health & individual preventive measures will protect everyone!” Swaminathan said in her tweet.

A total of 10,064,376 doses had been administered on Friday, bettering the previous high of 8.82 million doses set on August 16, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s Co-WIN dashboard. An average of 6.9 million vaccine doses has been administered across the country every day in the past week in the highest pace of the inoculation drive ever recorded in the country since the start of the mass programme on January 16.

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