WHO Director General has lauded India's Covid vaccination efforts: Health Minister

WHO Director General has lauded India"s Covid vaccination efforts: Health Minister


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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that he had an interaction with the WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, about several issues related to health and the latter lauded the “mammoth efforts” undertaken by Indian government for vaccination against Covid-19.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 99 cores on Tuesday, and as India is close to administering 100 crore doses, Centre urged states to focus on the second-dose coverage of vaccination as there is adequate availability of the vaccine doses.

Madaviya said in a tweet, “Had a detailed interaction with DG WHO @DrTedros, accompanied by other senior officials of @WHO, on various issues related to health, including pandemic management and WHO reforms. DG WHO lauded the mammoth efforts undertaken by the Indian government for #COVID19 vaccination.”

According to reports, about 74.45% of the eligible adult population of India has been administered with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and around 30.63% have now received of the both doses.

Mandaviya said in another tweet, “We are at 99 crores. Go for it India, continue to rapidly march towards our milestone of 100 crore #COVID19 vaccinations.”