Congratulations India, says WHO chief scientist, Bill Gates as country crosses vaccination milestones


Guwahati: World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan on Friday congratulated India for vaccinating over half of its adult population and crossing the 620 million mark in its nationwide inoculation drive.

“India achieves 50% coverage (at least one dose) of adult populn – > 620 million doses administered, 10 million in the past day! Congratulations to the thousands of personnel involved. Vaccination, along with public health & individual preventive measures will protect everyone!” Swaminathan tweeted.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, in a tweet, lauded the “collective efforts of the government, R&D community, vaccine manufacturers” and health care workers who made this possible.