Editorial:-WHO lauds India’s 100 crore vaccine mark
With the administration of 100 crore vaccine doses, the Prime Minister lauded the difficult but remarkable feat and attributed the achievement to the dedication of 130 crore countrymen and said this success is the success of India and the success of every countryman. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated PM Narendra Modi, scientists, health workers and people of India for the landmark achievement. On his Twitter handle Tedros, congratulated the nation and PM Modi for the efforts to protect the vulnerable population from the deadly virus and achieve vaccine equity targets. “Congratulations, Prime Minister @narendramodi, the scientists, #health workers and people of #India, on your efforts to protect the vulnerable populations from #COVID19 and achieve #VaccinEquity targets”, he tweeted. People are comparing India’s immunisation programme to those of other countries around the world, according to the Prime Minister. He added that the speed with which India passed the 100 crore barrier, 1 billion, is also being lauded. As a result, when the worst epidemic of the century came, different concerns were raised regarding India’s ability to combat the worldwide pandemic, according to him. Questions like, from where will India get the money to buy so many vaccines from other countries? When will India get the vaccine? Will the people of India get the vaccine or not? Will India be able to vaccinate enough people to stop the pandemic from spreading? Were answered by achieving this feat of administering 100 crore vaccinations. He stressed that India has not only administered 100 crore vaccine doses to its citizens but has also done that free of cost. He said the acceptance that India enjoys in the world as a pharma hub will be further strengthened.