Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi thanks 'lakhs of healthcare workers' for 1 billion Covid vaccination milestone
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday credited lakhs of healthcare staff and their efforts which led India to cross a massive milestone of 1 billion Covid vaccinations earlier this week.
"Friends, the figure of 100 crore vaccine doses might surely be enormous, but there are lakhs of tiny inspirational and pride-evoking experiences, numerous examples that are associated with it," Modi said in his 82nd Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
"I knew that our healthcare workers would leave no stone unturned in the vaccination of our countrymen. Our health workers, through their tireless efforts and resolve, set a new example…they established a new benchmark in service to humanity through innovation and sheer determination," he said.
"There are innumerable instances about them that convey how they crossed all hurdles and provided the security shield to the maximum number of people," he said.
India became the second country after China to reach the one billion COVID-19 vaccinations milestone mark on Thursday.
About 30 percent of the adults in the country of 1.3 billion people have received both the doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine.