Bill Gates congratulates PM Modi for India crossing 2 billion Covid vaccinations | Latest News India

“Congratulations to @narendramodi on another milestone of delivering 200 crore vaccines. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Indian vaccine manufacturers and the Government of India to mitigate the impact of Covid-19,” Bill Gates tweeted.

Written by Harshit Sabharwal | Edited by Paulomi GhoshNew Delhi

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for crossing India’s cumulative vaccine count against Covid. 200 crore mark (2 billion).

Taking to Twitter, Gates shared Hindustan Times report And said, “Congratulations to @narendramodi on another milestone of delivering 200 crore vaccines. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Indian vaccine manufacturers and the Government of India to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.

Earlier, the Microsoft co-founder had lauded the country’s vaccination drive when he met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland in May.

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“It was wonderful to meet Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and exchange perspectives on global health. India’s success with the vaccination drive and the use of technology to improve health outcomes have many lessons for the world,” Gates said on May 29.

India launched the world’s largest Covid vaccination campaign in January last year. According to the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, 200.59 crore doses have been given to eligible beneficiaries so far. More than 23 lakh vaccines have been administered till 7 pm on Tuesday.

Currently, citizens aged 12 and above are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid.

After 18 months of the start of the vaccination campaign, the 200 crore vaccine mark was crossed on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated all Indians for this historic achievement. “India has created history again! Congratulations to all Indians for crossing the milestone of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to make India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in scale and speed. This has strengthened the global fight against Covid-19,” Modi tweeted.

On July 15, the Union government began providing free preventive doses to all adult-eligible population at government vaccination centers for 75 days in conjunction with the Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav. Those eligible for a precautionary dose include all people over the age of 18 who have completed six months (or 26 weeks) from the date of administration of the second dose.

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