While the ruling BJP at the Center is garnering accolades as the COVID-19 vaccination figure crosses 100 crores in India, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia has questioned it. However, earlier yesterday, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had praised it by congratulating all the countrymen, doctors, nurses and frontline workers on this occasion.
Manish Sisodia tweeted on Friday and said, “While proud of having got 100 crore vaccines, we should also remember that if the central government had engaged in arranging the vaccine in time and would not have been in the greed of robbing the accolades by sending the vaccine abroad. Had it been for our medical teams, we would have achieved the target of 100 crores six months back.
We should also remember that if the central government had started arranging vaccines in time and had not been in the greed of robbing accolades by sending vaccines abroad, our medical teams would have already received 100 crores six months ago. target would have been achieved.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) October 22, 2021
Kejriwal appreciates frontline workers
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the number of Kovid-19 vaccine in the country crossed 100 crores and said that together we will defeat the global epidemic. Kejriwal had tweeted and said that congratulations to all the countrymen on getting 100 crore vaccines. Salute to the doctors, nurses and frontline workers who made this possible. All of us countrymen together faced this disease. Together we will defeat this forever.
PM Modi told victory of collective spirit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that India has created history when the number of Kovid-19 vaccine in the country crossed 100 crores. He termed this achievement of vaccination as a victory of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians. Prime Minister Ram Manohar Lohia also reached the hospital on the occasion of achieving this achievement. He interacted with the hospital officials, personnel and some of the beneficiaries there. During this, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was also present with him. In a tweet, Mandaviya congratulated the country on achieving this feat and said that it is the result of able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During this Mandaviya released the song and film on the Red Fort. The country’s largest Khadi tricolor, which weighs about 1,400 kg, was displayed at the Red Fort. The length of this tricolor is 225 feet and width is 150 feet. The same tricolor was hoisted in Leh on October 2 on Gandhi Jayanti. Banners were put up at several central government hospitals and breakfast was also served to the people and hospital workers who came for vaccination on this special occasion.
It is worth noting that according to the data of the Union Health Ministry, 100 million doses had been administered in the country till 85 days after the vaccination campaign started, 45 more days after that India touched the 200 million mark and 29 days later this number was 30. crore reached. It took 24 days for the country to reach from 30 crore to 40 crore and after 20 more days on August 6, the number of doses given in the country increased to 50 crore. After this it took 76 days to reach the figure of 100 crores.
The campaign started in the country on January 16 and in its first phase, health workers were vaccinated. After this, vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2. The next phase of the vaccination campaign started from March 1, in which all people above 60 years of age and people above 45 years of age with serious diseases were started. Vaccination of all people above 45 years of age in the country started from April 1 and vaccination of all those above 18 years of age started from May 1.