95 per cent of the eligible population has been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, as per the latest update shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, congratulated the nation for the remarkable feat. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “India has achieved the record of administering the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 95 per cent of its eligible population. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the hard work of health workers and public participation, the country is continuously moving forward in this campaign.”
नव वर्ष की ऐतिहासिक उपलब्धि!— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) January 27, 2022
भारत ने अपनी 9⃣5⃣% से अधिक वयस्क आबादी को वैक्सीन की पहली डोज लगाने का कीर्तिमान हासिल कर लिया है।
PM @NarendraModi जी के नेतृत्व, स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों की मेहनत और जनभागीदारी से हम निरंतर इस अभियान में आगे बढ़ रहे हैं।#SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine pic.twitter.com/xRjjlQX06I
Meanwhile, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccination in the country exceeded 164.35 crore doses on Thursday, said the Union Health Ministry. More than 49 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Thursday.
“India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 164.35 Crore (1,64,35,41,869) today. More than 49 lakh (49,69,805) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today,” said a release from the ministry.
Meanwhile, India logged 2,86,384 new COVID-19 cases and 573 deaths on Thursday, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare update.