Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s mega vaccination drive on Saturday. unching India’s vaccine drive in the fight against Covid-19, PM Modi said only two other nations have conducted such massive vaccination drives US and China. PM Modi also said that in the first phase, India will administer the vaccine to 3 crore people and hopes to take the numbers to 30 crore in the second phase.
Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi became the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine. The world's biggest inoculation programme against the novel coronavirus infection has started in India as the country began vaccinating its high-risk healthcare workers. The vaccination drive has been planned in a phased manner, identifying priority groups. The first phase of India's coronavirus vaccination drive started at 11 am across several cities in India. The coronavirus vaccination drive was launched by PM Narendra Modi at 10:30 am via video conferencing.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan was also present at AIIMS when the first vaccine shot was administered. In Chattisgarh too, a 53-year-old woman sanitation worker was scheduled to be the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine shot in the state.