Under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji India is constantly crossing milestones and making great achievements in its fight against the Corona pandemic. Today India is No. 1 country in vaccinating its citizens and in less than 200 days we have crossed 64 crore vaccination mark. It is a major step towards achieving the target of vaccinating all our citizens above the 18 years of age by the end of December this year. The pledge and strong commitment of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji to administer free vaccine to all citizens is getting realised with each passing day.
Under the guidance and leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji our vaccination drive against the Coronavirus is going on in full pace. Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in India where people above 18 years of age has received at least one dose of vaccine. I feel proud and humbled for this achievement and I heartily congratulate Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Jairam Thakur, State Health Minister Shri Rajeev Saijal and entire health department and team for this remarkable performance. I also congratulate the people of Himachal Pradesh who come forward and played important role in defeating the Coronavirus in the state. The people of Himachal Pradesh have also given message to the world that if there is willpower and commitment to achieve something than no task is impossible.
Under the leadership and guidance of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji India has shown the world how to conquer over the Corona pandemic. Just three days ago on August 27 , 2021 India set a record by vaccinating over one crore people on a single day. No country in the world so far has been able to achieve this. On a single day we can do full vaccination of countries like Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Israel, Denmark, New Zealand and also Scandinavian countries.
It is a matter of great achievement and satisfaction to give over one crore Corona vaccine doses on a single day and it speaks volumes about our robust health system. We are capable of administering 1 crore vaccine doses in one day through our 63,000 vaccination centres spread across the country. I congratulate all frontline workers, nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers besides health officials and administration for making this impossible task possible. I will also congratulate and commend the great people of my country with whose commitment and cooperation our health staff are attaining newer heights in our vaccination drive. Under the leadership and guidance of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre is highly committed to vaccinate each and every citizen of our country and to win the war against the Coronavirus.
India’s vaccination drive has achieved one and half times more than what the US has achieved so far. In India the number of vaccines administered so far is more than population of many countries. All these figures reflects the commitment, capabilities and potential of ‘New India’. India has shown to the world how Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji took all Indians together in waging a decisive fight against the Coronavirus. India has shown the world its true grit, commitment and discipline in defeating the Corona pandemic. Today the production of Corona vaccine is way ahead than the consumption and all the states have adequate amount of vaccines with them. We are fully confident that by the end of this year we will be successful in vaccinating every citizen of the country.