New Delhi, 28/8: The World Health Organization (WHO) has congratulated India for giving more than 1 crore vaccine doses against Coronavirus in a day. India achieved this feat on Friday. WHO’s chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan has congratulated thousands of people involved in the vaccination process through a tweet. Apart from him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called it an ‘important achievement’. More than half of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose against Kovid-19.
Swaminathan tweeted, ‘India has achieved the figure of 50 percent adult population (at least one dose). 62 crore doses have been administered, 10 crores were given on the last day! Congratulations to the thousands of personnel involved in this. Immunization as well as public health and personal preventive measures will protect everyone!
Earlier, PM Modi had tweeted, ‘Today there are record figures of vaccination. Crossing the one crore mark is an important achievement. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and those who made the vaccination campaign successful. Government figures show that on Friday, a total of 1 crore 64 thousand 376 doses were given. Earlier, the highest number of 8.82 lakh doses were given in a single day on 16 August.