India on Thursday achieved a milestone of vaccination of 100 crore doses against Covid-19, 279 days after inoculating the very first health worker. People from various fields have been praising the Government for such an achievement.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has also given credit to Government for the achievement and said, ‘This is a matter of pride for the entire country’.
“This is a matter of pride for all Indians. Let’s give the Government credit. After severe mismanagement of the second #Covid wave & botching the vaccination orders that might have prevented it, Govt has now partly redeemed itself. It remains accountable for its earlier failures,” Tharoor said in a tweet.
The CoWin portal on Thursday mentioned that a total of 100 crore vaccine doses has been administered so far to the eligible population under the vaccination drive in India.
India started its vaccination drive against Covid-19 on January 16, 2021. The healthcare workers got vaccinated first and then, the frontline workers were also included in the drive from February 2.
Next Phase of Vaccination was for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with associated specified comorbidities, which began from March 1. From May 1, the vaccination drive was thrown open to all above 18 years of age.