Lens View: India celebrates the major milestone of ‘one billion’ Covid-19 vaccination mark

As the country crossed 100-crore COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to doctors, nurses and all others who worked for crossing the milestone.

Lens View: India celebrates the major milestone of ‘one billion’ Covid-19 vaccination mark
225ftx 150 ft National Flag made of Khadi weighing 1400 kgs was installed at Red Fort in New Delhi to celebrate the 1 Billion (100 crore) Covid-19 Vaccination Mark at Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday on October 21, 2021. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 1 Billion (100-crore) milestone.  In a tweet, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this stupendous feat.

India celebrates the major milestone of ‘one billion’ Covid-19 Vaccination Mark at Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Video: Rajeev Bhatt

Though 18,454 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Yet recovery of 17,561 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,34,95,808. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.15%. Recovery rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.