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World Record: India Administers Over 2.50 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses On PM Modi’s Birthday

India surpassed the highest record set by China of inoculating the most number of people, 2.47 crore, in a day.

A health worker inoculates a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a beneficiary wearing face mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on PM's 71st birthday, during a mega-vaccination drive in Beawar, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: As India administered over 2.50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, it created a world record of the highest number of jabs in a day. The feat was achieved on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on Friday.

The country also clinched, “World’s Fastest Vaccine Drive” title by jabbing 466 doses per second today. India surpassed the highest record set by China of inoculating the most number of people, 2.47 crore, in a day.

As per data available on CoWIN at 11:55 pm, India had administered nearly 2.49 crore vaccine doses.

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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya extended his greetings to the citizens of the country and termed the achievement as a “golden chapter” in history.

“Congratulations India! India has created history on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. By administering more than 2.50 crore vaccine doses, a golden chapter has been written in the history of the country and the world. Today’s day was in the name of health workers,” tweeted the Minister in Hindi.

Earlier, the Prime Minister also praised the efforts of the health care workers of the country.

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Hailing the achievement, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Every Indian would be proud of today’s record vaccination numbers. I acknowledge our doctors, innovators, administrators, nurses, healthcare and all front-line workers who have toiled to make the vaccination drive a success. Let us keep boosting vaccination to defeat COVID-19.”

Health Minister Mandaviya also made a surprise visit to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Friday and appreciated the work of these workers.

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