PM Modi takes 2nd dose of Covid vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes first dose of vaccine on March 1st
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. The Prime Minister took his first dose of the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin on March 1.
Sharing the news on his social media account, PM Modi encouraged the people to get the vaccine and defeat the virus.
The two nurses who administered the Covid-19 vaccine to PM Modi are — P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab. Niveda was also involved in administering the first shot on March 1.
After administering the second dose, Sister Niveda said that she got a second chance to meet the PM and was able to talk to the PM.
Sister Nisha who met the Prime Minister for the first time today said that it was a memorable moment for her
On Wednesday, India entered the third phase of the vaccination drive for everyone above 45-year-old. India had started its vaccination drive against the coronavirus on January 16 by prioritizing health and frontline workers in the first phase.
In the second phase, the vaccination drive was opened to all senior citizens (above 60 years of age) and people aged 45 or older with comorbidities.
Meanwhile, in an effort to make the vaccine more accessible, the government has also allowed Covid vaccination at workplaces starting April 11.
India fastest Covid-19 vaccinating country in world
As of Thursday, India has administered more than 9 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses across the country and has also ranked the fastest vaccinating country in the world with a daily average of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. With a daily average of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, India surpassed the United States which is vaccinating 30.93 lakh people per day on an average. The US had started its vaccination drive on December 21, 2020, more than a month before India.
India recorded 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest-ever single-day surge since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall tally to 12,801,785 on Wednesday, according to the health ministry. The country presently has 843,473 active cases.