Setting a record, India administers over 2.50 crore vaccine doses on PM Modi's birthday

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) India on Friday administered a record number of over 2.50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday, which Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya described as a golden chapter in the world history.

Many including NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that India has created a world record in administering daily COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The numbers went up steadily through the day with the cumulative number of doses administered in the country crossing 79.33 crore at midnight (12 am), according to data on the Co-WIN portal.