World's largest vaccination drive possible because of India's brave medical fraternity: PM
New Delhi, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries and vaccinators of the COVID-19 inoculation drive in Varanasi on Friday via video conferencing.
The participants in the interaction shared their first hand experience of vaccination, the Prime Minister''s Office (PMO) said on Thursday.
Talking through video conference with beneficiaries and those administrating the shots, the prime minister expressed pride over the development of two vaccines in the country to tackle coronavirus.
"The world''s largest vaccination drive is underway in India. Our frontline warriors are getting vaccinated across the nation," Modi had tweeted on Thursday.
"This interaction would give first hand opportunity to hear their experiences as well as feedback," he had said.
The prime minister had launched the nationwide inoculation drive on January 16 with over three crore healthcare and frontline workers prioritised to get the jabs initially.
The numbers actually reporting so far for getting vaccinated have so far been less than expected.
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The PMO said the interaction follows Modi''s continuous dialogue and discussion with scientists, political leaders, officials and other stakeholders to proactively ensure smooth conduct of the world''s largest vaccination drive.
Varanasi is Modi''s Lok Sabha constituency.
He had launched the nationwide inoculation drive on January 16 with over three crore healthcare and frontline workers prioritised to get the jabs initially.