16th January 2022 – As India marks the one year completion of Vaccine drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on Sunday acknowledged the contribution of the front line workers and scientists.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “Today we mark one year of Vaccine Drive. I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive. Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against COVID-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods.”
“When the pandemic first struck, not much was known about the virus. However, our scientists and innovators immersed themselves in developing vaccines. India feels proud that our nation has been able to contribute to fighting the pandemic through vaccines,” he added.
The PM continued, “Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against COVID-19. It has led to saving lives and thus At the same time, the role of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is exceptional. When we see glimpses of people being vaccinated in remote areas, or our healthcare workers taking the vaccines there, our hearts and minds are filled with pride.”
He asserted that India will always take the scientific based approach to fight the pandemic. He has also assured that health infrastructure will be augumented to ensure that all the citizens get proper care.
He requested the citizens to keep following all the COVID-19 related protocols and overcome the pandemic.
In the one year of the vaccine drive, India has administered over 157 crore vaccine jabs, out of which are 91 crore first doses, 65 crore second doses and 43 lakh precautionary doses in over 61 thousand government sites and 1000 private sites.
Among the states, Uttar Pradesh is leading the effort with 23 crore vaccine doses, combined of both first, second and precautionary doses.
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