Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches World’s Largest Vaccination Drive against Covid19 in India: Key Highlights

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches world’s largest Covid19 vaccination drive across the country. PM addressed more than 3,000 centres across India where first shots of the Bharat Biotech and Covishield vaccines were to be given.

India’s Vaccination Programme is considered to be the world’s largest because of the number of Covid19 patients and widespread infections in a country of 1.3 billion people. On Saturday, PM Modi not only kicked off the vaccination drive but also took the challenge of executing world’s most complex deployment plan.

Thousands of frontline health workers and doctors began standing in queues to receive the first jab of vaccines across the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi among others states and cities of the country. During the virtual inauguration of vaccination programme, PM Modi addressed the country, here are the highlights of his speech:

  • Two doses of corona vaccine are absolutely essential. Don’t make the mistake of not taking the second dose. Two weeks after the second dose, you will develop the power to combat corona.

  • More than 100 countries in India have less than 3 crore population. And India is vaccinating 3 crore people in the first stage of vaccination only.
    There are just 3 countries in the world with more than 30 crore population. That’s why India’s vaccination programme is so big. This shows why vaccination exhibits India’s strength.

  • We set examples before the world. When some countries left their citizens in China, India expatriated its own people and also other countries.
    There are many districts where no one died due to covid.

  • Our doctors, nurses, paramedic, ambulance drivers, police, Asha-workers, and other frontline workers. They gave priority to their duties. Many of them stayed away from their families didn’t go home. There are many friends who will never return home. They sacrificed their lives to save us.

(All Statements are ANI inputs)

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