Bill Gates hails India's 10-million doses in a day milestone
New Delhi : American billionaire Bill Gates on Thursday congratulated India for achieving "tremendous milestone" of administering over 1-crore doses of coronavirus vaccines in a day.
Gates credited government for the feat and said it happened because of their collective efforts.
"Congratulations, India, on reaching this tremendous milestone," Gates wrote in a tweet as he shared a news article on vaccine coverage. "The collective efforts of the government, R&D community, vaccine manufacturers, and millions of health workers have made this feat possible." Gates also tagged the Twitter handles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union ministry of health and family welfare which, in turn, retweeted his post.
On Friday, India administered 10,064,376 doses of coronavirus vaccines.
Soumya Swaminathan, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO), was also among those who praised India for administering more than 10 million Covid-19 vaccines a day, amid fears of another surge in infections. "Congratulations to the thousands of personnel involved," she said in a tweet. "Vaccination, along with public health & individual preventive measures will protect everyone!"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a "momentous feat" for the nation.