Put an hold to celebrations & concentrate on vaccinating everyone, says Siddaramaiah

04:55 PM Oct 22, 2021 | Team Udayavani |



Bengaluru: Pointing out that only 21 per cent of population in India is fully vaccinated, Congress leader Siddaramaiah questioned the celebrations by BJP leaders on administering 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses.

“1 billion doses sounds fancy number but the devil is in the details. Only 29 crore people out of 139 Crore are fully vaccinated, which means only about 21 per cent are fully vaccinated. What are BJP leaders celebrating for? For vaccinating just 21 per cent of the population?,” tweeted Siddaramaiah.

In yet another tweet, the former state chief minister said, “Only 29 Crore people have got two-doses and 42 Crore have got one dose, leaving 62 Crore without any single dose of vaccine. With just 29 Crore (21 per cent) people fully vaccinated, India’s position is still in danger. Are BJP leaders celebrating India’s vulnerability?”

Furthermore, Siddaramaiah compared the percentage of fully vaccinated population in other countries with that of India and asked the BJP leaders to focus on vaccinating everyone than holding celebrations.


“In US – 56 per cent population are fully vaccinated, in China, it is 70 per cent, in Canada it is 71 per cent. But India’s fully vaccinated coverage is just 21 per cent. Mr Narendra Modi, let us raise the bar before celebrating!! Let us put a hold on the celebrations and concentrate on vaccinating everyone,” he stated

On October 21, India achieved the target of 1 billion, 100 crore vaccine doses. Meanwhile, more than 100.59 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far to eligible beneficiaries, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


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