The Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed happiness over India’s cumulative coronavirus vaccination coverage exceeding the 75-crore mark.
“Delighted to know that we have crossed the milestone of administering 75 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as the nation celebrates the 75th year of our Independence,” the vice president tweeted on September 14, 2021.
“My appreciation to the health workers, government officials, and all others for their extraordinary efforts,” he added.
The Vice President also urged the unvaccinated people to get their shots.
“I appeal to those harbouring doubts to shed vaccine hesitancy and to get themselves vaccinated as the country moves ahead to achieve the goal of inoculating all eligible people,” he said in another tweet.
Earlier on September 13, 2021, the Ministry for Health and Family Welfare informed that the country’s inoculation coverage has crossed the 75-crore mark and the Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya lauded this achievement.
“Congratulations India! With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas, the world's largest vaccination campaign is continuously creating new dimensions. #AazadiKaAmritMahotsav, that is in the 75th year of independence, the country has crossed the figure of 75 crore vaccinations,” the health minister tweeted.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) also congratulated India for accelerating coronavirus vaccination and achieving the 75-crore mark.
“WHO congratulates India for scaling up COVID-19 vaccination at an unprecedented pace. While it took 85 days to administer the first 100 million doses, India reached 750 million doses from 650 million in just 13 days,” the Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh tweeted.