New Delhi: India on Friday administered over 93 lakh doses under its nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, the highest ever vaccination achieved so far in a single day.“In another significant achievement, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 62 crore landmark milestone as per the 7 p.m. provisional report today,” the Union Health Ministry said.READ: Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Life Sciences Seeks Nod For Covid Vaccine Trial: ReportUnion Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the citizens and said the number of jabs given today has crossed the 90 lakh mark as more doses continue to be administered.“Congratulations to the citizens as India today administers historic 90 lakh #COVID19 vaccines until now – and still counting!” he tweeted along with a fingers-crossed emoticon.
Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind said the battle against Covid-19 is far from over and urged all to keep contributing to raise awareness about vaccination.“We must remain on guard against any laxity. Masks and social distance are our first line of defence. And the vaccine is the best possible protection offered by science. True to the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, our scientists have produced ‘Made-in-India’ vaccines,” said President Kovind while addressing the 26th convocation of the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.“With the collective efforts of our doctors, healthcare workers and administrators, the nation has been conducting the world’s largest vaccination drive. We have made incredible progress with more than 61 crore citizens have been successfully vaccinated across the country,” he added.Noting that nearly 6 crore 70 lakh people have been vaccinated so far in the country’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, President Kovind said: “We are making progress on vaccination but our work is far from over. We have a long way to go and we cannot rest till every eligible individual is vaccinated.”The President said that the pandemic has underlined the importance of healthcare in the most unprecedented way.ALSO READ: What Is Antibody Test And How Does It Help In Fight Against Covid-19?“There is a challenge to fulfil the healthcare requirements of all citizens, including the less privileged and those living in interior areas. In this regard, the use of the latest technologies and especially telemedicine will go a long way,” he added.Check out below Health Tools-Calculate Your Body Mass Index ( BMI )Calculate The Age Through Age Calculator