Corona vaccine drive: 1.9 Lakh candidates receive vaccine shots on day 1
World's biggest coronavirus vaccination drive started in India on 16th January and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the event through video conference. PM Narendra Modi got emotional after recalling the sacrifices of doctors, health workers and other frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. He said the vaccine drive is the beginning of the ending of the virus. On the first day of the vaccination drive, more than 1.9 lakh healthcare and sanitary workers received the first shot of the Coronavirus vaccine on Saturday. It is known that India reports more than one crore cases and 1.5 lakh deaths. The Union Health Ministry said that 1,65,714 people received Coronavirus vaccine till 5:30 PM across 3,351 centres in the country.