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India Crosses A New COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone By Inoculating Over 2 Crore People In A Day

In a major push to the inoculation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, India vaccinated over 2 crore people in a single day for the first time

The total number of doses administered in the country has crossed 78.68 crore
Highlights
  • The government set out with a target of 2.5 crore vaccinations
  • India logged around 42,000 vaccinations in a minute today: CoWin data
  • The daily vaccinations crossed the one-crore mark for the 4th time

New Delhi: To celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday today (September 17), India crossed two crore COVID vaccinations mark in a day for the first time. The government set out with a target of 2.5 crore vaccinations. The cumulative doses administered in the country reached 2,18,87,384 at 6:30 pm, according to data on the Co-WIN portal. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter to announce the vaccine milestone,

#VaccineSeva A gift to the Prime Minister on behalf of the health workers and the countrymen. Prime minister @NarendraModi Today, on the birthday of Ji, India has crossed the historical figure of 2 crore vaccines in a day, setting a new record.

Well done India!

The total number of doses administered in the country has crossed 78.68 crore. The daily vaccinations crossed the one-crore mark for the fourth time in less than a month.

Mr Mandaviya on Thursday, September 16, had called for a major push to the COVID-19 vaccination drive during Prime Minister Modi’s birthday today, saying it would be the perfect gift for him.

The government’s tracker showed around 42,000 vaccinations in a minute today, said a senior health officer.

Celebrating the relentless efforts of India’s vaccinators against COVID-19, we have added a ticker to show vaccinations happening in near real-time. We are currently clocking over 42,000 vaccinations/minute or 700/second, tweeted National Health Authority chief RS Sharma.

The BJP has asked its units across the country to help get a large number of people vaccinated on the occasion. India managed to cross the one crore-mark by 1:30 pm, after which ministers and BJP leaders used social media to urge everyone to go and take their vaccine shots today.

The daily COVID-19 vaccination in the country was over 1 crore on September 6, August 31 and August 27.

Karnataka (23,01,639), Bihar (22,89,178), Uttar Pradesh (20,53,467), Madhya Pradesh (19,99,173) and Gujarat (16,91,346 ) are the top 5 states with most number of vaccination today, respectively.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

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