India creates history with 200 crore Covid vaccination in 18 months

New Delhi, July 17 (UNI): India on Sunday achieved a historic feat in its vacccination drive against Covid-19. The cumulative doses administered have crossed the 200 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry said.

The milestone was achieved by 1 pm when total inoculation was recorded at 2,00,00,15,631 doses. This has been achieved through 2,63,26,111 sessions., according to the Co-WIN portal.


In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen on bringing about this significant feat. He called India’s vaccination drive “unparalleled in scale and speed”.

“India creates history again! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the special figure of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed. This has strengthened the global fight against COVID-19,” his tweet read.

“Throughout the rollout of the vaccine, the people of India have shown remarkable faith in science. Our doctors, nurses, frontline workers, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs have played a key role in ensuring a safer planet. I appreciate their spirit and determination,” PM added.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the country on achieving this landmark in only 18 months. He stated that “this extraordinary achievement will be etched in history”.

“India has scripted history under PM @NarendraModi Ji’s visionary leadership. This extraordinary achievement will be etched in the history!” His Twitter post read.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar also thanked the healthcare workers for their hard work, vision and innovation in setting a new record in the service of humanity.

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