PM Modi takes second dose of Covid vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Thursday, took the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. The Prime Minister took his first dose of the locally developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin March 1.
Sharing the news on his social media account, PM Modi urged people to get vaccinated and beat the virus.

The two nurses who administered the Covid-19 vaccine to PM Modi are – P Niveda from Pondicherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab. Niveda was also involved in the administration of the first shot on March 1.
After administering the second dose, Sister Niveda said she had a second chance to meet the Prime Minister and was able to speak to the Prime Minister.

Sister Nisha, who first met the Prime Minister today, said it was a momentous moment for her.

In third phase, India opens vaccine for all over 45s
India entered the third phase of the vaccination campaign for all people over 45 on Wednesday. India launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign on January 16, prioritizing health and frontline workers in the first phase.
Secondly, the vaccination campaign was opened to all seniors (over 60) and to people aged 45 or over with co-morbidities.
At the same time, in an effort to make the vaccine more accessible, the government also allowed Covid vaccination in the workplace from April 11.
India, the fastest COVID-19 vaccine country in the world
India administered more than 9 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine across the country on Thursday and also ranked the fastest vaccinating country in the world with a daily average of 30.93861 doses of vaccine, said on Wednesday. Union Ministry of Health.
With a daily average of 30.93,861 vaccine doses, India has overtaken the United States which vaccines an average of 30.93 lakh per day. The United States began its vaccination campaign on December 21, 2020, more than a month before India.

India has recorded 115,736 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the largest increase on record in one day since the pandemic began early last year, bringing the total to 12,801,785 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health. The country currently has 843,473 active cases.
(With contributions from agencies)