Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Twitter announced that over 1 crore Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country on Friday. He said that the government aims to vaccinate a record number of people, as a gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrates his 71st birthday today.
In his tweet, it read, “On PM @NarendraModi ji’s birthday, as of 1:30 PM, the country has crossed the mark of 1 crore vaccines, the fastest so far and we are continuously moving forward. I believe that today we will all make a new record in the number of vaccinations administered and give it as a gift to the Prime Minister”.
PM @NarendraModi जी के जन्मदिवस पर देश ने 1:30 बजे तक अब तक सबसे तेज 1 करोड़ वैक्सीन लगाने का आँकड़ा पार कर लिया है, और हम निरंतर आगे बढ़ रहे है।
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) September 17, 2021
The government had already administered vaccines 1,03,95,404 when it made the announcement.
Earlier in the morning today, the ministry had updated on its website that over 63,97,972 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The country’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 77.24 crore (77,24,25,744) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.
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