India Creates World Record On PM's Birthday ,With 2.5 Crore Vaccinations

 New Delhi: India crossed 2.5 crore Covid vaccinations during a day for the primary time on Friday because the government raced to deliver a record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday.

At 11:58 pm, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted to verify the "historic" figure..

India Creates World Record On PM's Birthday ,With 2.5 Crore Vaccinations

Earlier, the Prime Minister took to Twitter to declare that "every Indian would be pleased with today's record vaccination numbers" and thank healthcare and frontline workers who had worked hard to form the vaccination drive a hit. 

The government had began with a target of two.5 crore vaccinations and crossed the mark by 10,390.

China inoculated the foremost number of individuals during a day - 2.47 crore - in June.

In the evening, because the country crossed the 2 crore-mark, the planet Health Organization's South-East Asia office tweeted its congratulations.

"Congratulations India for yet one more milestone!" the worldwide health body's regional arm said, tagging  Mr Mandaviya and press agency ANI in its tweet.

The one crore-mark was crossed earlier within the afternoon, after which ministers and BJP leaders put out tweets urging more to urge their shots.

"On PM @Narendra Modi Ji's birthday, till 1:30 pm, the country has crossed the mark of 1 crore vaccines, the fastest thus far, and that we are continuously moving forward. i think that today we'll all make a replacement record of vaccination and provides it as a present to the prime minister," Mr Mandaviya tweeted.

He was seen during a video celebrating with doctors and distributing sweets.

The government's tracker showed around 800 vaccinations per second, or around 48,000 during a minute, National Health Authority chief RS Sharma told NDTV within the evening as he called Friday "a historic day" and praised doctors across the country for his or her resilience.

Top government expert Dr NK Arora also spoke to NDTV, and said that the record number of jabs administered on Friday were the results of "months of sustained efforts".

"We went from a couple of thousand to 2 crore vaccines doses administered in at some point. Social mobilisation was key," Dr Arora said, as he praised the media for enjoying a task within the effort.

AIIMS (Delhi) chief Dr Randeep Guleria told NDTV that it had been imperative to sustain this surge in vaccination numbers; as of Friday morning over 1.2 crore doses needed to be administered per day to succeed in the target of giving two doses to a minimum of 60 per cent of the population by end-December.

Dr Guleria called on people - particularly those that have yet to urge even one dose - to shed 'vaccine hesitancy' and obtain themselves inoculated.

"We got to earmark days during a week (to) aim for top (numbers of) inoculations," he said.

Government sources said the "top priority is to offer 100 per cent first doses in poll-bound states", pertaining to state elections next year in as many seven states, including UP, Punjab and Gujarat.

Friday's push to the national vaccination campaign is at the core of the BJP's three-week celebrations to mark the Prime Minister's 71st birthday. to realize its target, the BJP prepped health volunteers "to ensure maximum number of individuals get their COVID-19 vaccines on the day".

Senior BJP leaders say the party wants to ascertain the day "recorded in history" together that saw a record number of Covid vaccines given.

In recent days, India has reported quite one crore Covid shots during a day on three occasions - September 6, August 31 and August 27.

It took 85 days to the touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to succeed in the 30-crore mark, consistent with the health ministry.

Nationwide inoculations started in January, with healthcare and frontline workers the primary to urge the shots. The drive was extended to all or any adults from May.


Karnataka topped the Covid vaccination drive in the country on Friday by administering 26.92 lakh doses till 9 PM, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education K Sudhakar said.

The State stood first in the country ahead of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which achieved over 26.62 lakh doses and 24.86 lakh doses respectively, his office said in a release.

According to data released by the state health department at 8:30 pm, Karnataka had achieved 85 per cent coverage by administering 26,92,955 doses, against the target of 31,75,000.

"I would like to thank all the health workers and other staff who have been involved in this historic vaccination drive," Mr Sudhakar said.

It is a phenomenal effort by Karnataka to administer more doses today than Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which have several times more population, he said, adding that "It is really apt that this effort coincides with the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has led the war on Covid from the front.

Bengaluru Urban, Shivamogga, Dharwad, Ramanagara, Hassana, Davanagere, Chikamagaluru and Haveri districts achieved more than 100 per cent of the day's target.

The vaccination drive, also called "Mega Vaccination Mela" was conducted in over 12,000 Covid vaccination centres across the State.

With today's performance, total doses administered in the State in September have gone up to 87 lakh.

Karnataka administered a total of 5.12 crore doses till 9 PM on September 17.

"We are very confident of crossing the target of 1.5 crore that we have set ourselves for September," the minister said, also expressing confidence about vaccinating the entire adult population in the State by the end of November.

India today administered a "whopping" 2.25 crore doses today till 9 PM. The total doses administered in India till September 17 has crossed 79 crore.

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