Yesterday on the birthday of PM Narendra Modi, India achieved a record landmark in its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease. In an extraordinary feat, the country vaccinated as many as 25 million citizens. It is more than three times the average daily total of the previous month.
“What a remarkable feat!” the government portal MyGovIndia posted on Twitter. It pointed out that India managed to vaccinate 25 million (2.5 crores) citizens in under 16 hours. In another tweet, the government portal pointed out that India’s single-day Covid-19 is also more than the total doses administered by Australia so far (23.8 million).
What’s more, India’s single-day vaccine numbers are equal to two-thirds of the population of Canada (37.7 million). Moreover, it is five times the population of New Zealand (48 lakh). Also, it is five times that of the total doses administered by New Zealand (46 lakh). Furthermore, the numbers are also double the total doses administered by Egypt (12.2 million).
The record number of vaccines were administered as a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s push to the ‘Seva and Samarpan’ vaccination campaign. The focal point was to honour the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.
Word of Prime Minister
“Every Indian would be proud of today’s record vaccination numbers,” the Prime Minister said. He also acknowledged the hard work of doctors, innovators, administrators, nurses, healthcare officials, and all front-line workers. He thanked all those who made the vaccination drive a success.
“Countless individuals and organisations have immersed themselves in some of the other noble deeds of community service today. I salute them for their noteworthy efforts. There is nothing better than giving back to society and helping others,” PM Modi tweeted.