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Huge milestone: India sets new record for COVID-19 vaccines as over 2 crore doses administered in a day

This is the highest single day inoculations so far. On Friday till 5:15 pm, setting a new record on PM Modi's birthday, over 2 crore vaccine doses were administered.

Huge milestone: India sets new record for COVID-19 vaccines as over 2 crore doses administered in a day, PM Modi birthday-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 17, 2021, 6:08 PM IST
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Setting a new record on PM Narendra Modi's birthday, India achieved an unprecedented milestone by administering over two crore Covid-19 vaccine doses across the country, in a major push to the inoculation drive.

This is the highest single day inoculations so far. On Friday till 5:15 pm, setting a new record on PM Modi's birthday, over 2 crore vaccine doses were administered.

This is the fourth time that India has crossed the mark of administering more than 1 crore vaccine doses in a single day, the first time being on August 27.

"A gift to the Prime Minister on behalf of the health workers and the countrymen.Today, on the birthday of @NarendraModi, India has crossed the historical figure of 2 crore vaccines in a day, setting a new record. Well done India!" Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet in Hindi on Friday.

India had administered close to 79 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines, as of Friday evening.

BJP national president JP Nadda said, This figure is a reflection of New India under PM @narendramodi’s leadership. India has set a path in successfully fighting COVID with visionary & diligent leadership. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated & those who made this campaign a success."

Earlier, National Health Authority chief RS Sharma had tweeted,"Celebrating the relentless efforts of India's vaccinators against COVID-19, we have added a ticker to show vaccinations happening in near real-time. We are currently clocking over 42,000 vaccinations/minute or 700/second."

The BJP has asked its units across the country to help get a large number of people vaccinated on the occasion.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on Friday historic by creating a record of maximum inoculations against Covid-19 through a mega 20-day public outreach programme. It will begin from Friday and will continue till October 7. The party has asked its workers to facilitate Covid-19 vaccination drive on the occasion of his birthday as part of its "Seva and Samarpan" campaign.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona  

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