Bhutan PM congratulates India for launch of vaccination drive against Covid-19
On Saturday, Bhutan Prime Minister, Lotay Tshering congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India for the launch of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.
The world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive started in India on January 16. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing. Moments after the launch of the drive, Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Lotay Tshering took to social media and congratulated PM Modi for the launch and expressed hope that “it comes as an answer to pacify all the sufferings” endured by everyone.
Tshering said in a Facebook post, “I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India for the landmark launch of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive today.”
Tshering appreciated India’s pursuit of securing and distributing the Covid-19 vaccine and wrote, “In this pursuit of securing and distributing the vaccine in an impressive magnitude, Your Excellency has displayed profound and compassionate leadership. We hope it comes as an answer to pacify all the sufferings we have endured this pandemic.”
“We send prayers for the good health and well being of Your Excellency and the people of India,” it added.
The vaccination drive against the novel corona virus aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase. Government and private-sector health care workers, including Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) workers, will receive the vaccine.
3006 session sites have been prepared across all states and union territories and were virtually connected during the launch. Each session site will vaccinate around 100 beneficiaries on the inaugural day and the drive will be held daily from 9am to 5pm, except on the days earmarked for routine immunisation programmes.