Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India was among the first countries in the world to start screening passengers at its airports. January 17, 2020, was the date when India released its first advisory. He said the Janata curfew was a test of the restraint and discipline of the society against COVID 19, in which every countryman succeeded. He said the Janata curfew prepared the country psychologically for lockdown.
Our correspondent reports that Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan joined doctors and potential vaccine beneficiaries at AIIMS, Delhi this morning to participate in the launch of the vaccine drive. A sanitation worker became the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. AIIMS Director, Randeep Guleria, Dr. VK Paul, NITI Aayog were among those who received the vaccine jab.
Speaking to the media on the occasion, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said India's fight against COVID 19 will be successful with people's participation. Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said today's immunization campaign is probably the biggest immunization campaign against COVID anywhere in the world.
Talking to the media in New Delhi, the Minister said India has tremendous experience in handling such issues. He said the country has already eradicated polio and smallpox. He said the nation has reached a decisive phase in the war against COVID-19.