New Delhi:: As India crossed the landmark of 100 crore COVID-19 shots, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today (October 21) said the vaccination drive in India has set a new record in the history of the world.
Sharing concern in Twitter handle the Union Minister noted: “The world's largest vaccination campaign under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a new record in the history of the world by completing 100 crore vaccinations today." Gadkari went on to say that this achievement shows the commitment of Modi government in the war against the COVID pandemic. Giving extraordinary impetus to this vaccination campaign, which commenced on 16 January 2021, this marvellous achievement has been achieved today. This has been possible as a result of the selfless service and dedication of our healthcare workers. For this achievement, I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. I congratulate and thank them, said Gadkari.
Meanwhile, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO) as well as India’s Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the citizens of India on crossing 100 crore COVID-19 vaccination coverage.