June 25, 2022

PM Modi lauds health and frontline workers, scientists as India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive completes one year | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday acknowledged the contribution of health and frontline workers, scientists as India completed one year of its Covid-19 vaccination drive.
The Prime Minister said that the vaccination drive led to saving lives and protecting livelihood.
In a series of tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed each and every person associated with the drive.
“Today we mark one year of Vaccine Drive. I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive. Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against Covid-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

The prime minister hailed the efforts of the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers “exceptional” and that India’s approach to fighting the pandemic will always remain science-based.

Let us keep following all Covid-19 related protocols and overcome the pandemic, PM Modi added.

India’s vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.
The next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. Vaccination of all people aged over 45 from April 1. The government then decided to expand the ambit of the inoculation drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.
The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from January 3 this year for adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years.
The health ministry has claimed that India’s vaccination programme has been one of the most successful and largest inoculation programmes.

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