WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan Welcomes India’s 1 Crore One-Day COVID-19 Jab | India News

New Delhi: As India took a milestone in administering 1 crore of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a single day on Friday, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Dr Soumya Swaminathan, congratulated on having vaccinated 50% of the adult population with the first dose.

Speaking to the microblogging site Twitter, Dr Soumya Swaminathan wrote: “India achieves 50% coverage (at least one dose) of adult population -> 620 million doses administered, 10 million over last day ! Congratulations to the thousands of people involved. Vaccination, as well as public health and individual preventive measures will protect everyone! “

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also applauded the feat, calling it “momental”. “Record the number of vaccinations today! Going over 1 crore is a milestone. Congratulations to those who get vaccinated and to those make the vaccination campaign a success ”, Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

The head of India’s National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI), NK Arora, on Friday said it was a matter of pride for India’s healthcare system. Arora also said the country hopes to soon vaccinate 1.25 crore in a single day.

India is to administer 1 crore of doses per day until December 31 to achieve full vaccination by the end of this year.

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