India vaccinating residents at unprecedented pace: WHO

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India vaccinating residents at unprecedented pace: WHO (Image: Pexels)
India vaccinating residents at unprecedented pace: WHO (Image: Pexels)

New Delhi : On Monday, India achieved a landmark feat as it vaccinated more than 75 crore people with at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Lauding the feat, WHO said that India is vaccinating at unprecedented pace.

"The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight. The country has also become home to more than 99 per cent healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) vaccinated with one shot of COVID vaccine," said the Ministry in an official statement.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya lauded the achievement and said, " Congratulations India! With Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas, the world`s largest vaccination campaign is continuously creating new dimensions. #AazadiKaAmritMahotsav, that is in the 75th year of independence, the country has crossed the figure of 75 crore vaccinations."

Office of Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, "Tricolour is soaring high in all aspects! Congratulations to all countrymen, as India administers 75 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses, in our 75th year of independence."

WHO South-East Asia (SEARO) also congratulated India for accelerating COVID-19 vaccination and achieving 75 crore mark.

"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 doses from 650 million in just 13 days," Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia was quoted as saying in a tweet by WHO South-East Asia.

Meanwhile, India on Tuesday recorded a little more than 25 thousand new cases of coronavirus.