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telegraphindia.com 13 Sep, 2021 16:30 am

India crosses 75 crore Covid vaccine doses, says Health Minister

India crosses 75 crore Covid vaccine doses, says Health Minister
Countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase

India crosses 75 crore Covid vaccine doses, says Health Minister Countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark.He said the country's vaccination drive continues to create new dimensions under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with his mantra of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas (together with everybody, with everybody's efforts".The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase.The next phase of the vaccination drive commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

The government then decided to expand the vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.“India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore,” Mandaviya said.

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