After the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore milestone on Thursday, CEO of Serum Institute of India Adar Poonawalla congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers and health workers across the country for achieving the feat, which the PM tagged as “historic”.
Others, including the chairman of Bharat Biotech and WHO’s regional director, congratulated the citizens of the country and hailed the facilitators of the vaccine doses and the political leadership in the country for achieving the feat.
“My heartiest congratulations, Sri @NarendraModi Ji, as India crosses one billion doses of COVID vaccine inoculations today under your exemplary leadership. I also congratulate all the GOI ministries, agencies, & healthcare workers for their relentless efforts during this pandemic,” Poonawalla tweeted.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of WHO South-East Asia, said, “The extraordinary feat in a short span was not possible without strong political leadership, inter-sectoral convergence, dedicated efforts of the entire health and frontline workforce and the people themselves. India’s progress must be viewed in the context of the country’s commendable commitment and efforts to ensure that these life-saving vaccines are accessible globally.”
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