New Delhi: Hailing India’s vaccination campaign, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates shared his outlook on global health with Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday at the World Economic Forum (WEF ) in Davos, Switzerland. “It was great to meet Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and exchange views on global health. India’s success with vaccination campaign and use of technology to achieve large scale health outcomes scale offer many lessons for the world,” Gates said of vaccine success. drive, according to the ANI news agency.
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On May 25, Mandaviya tweeted photos with Bill Gates saying, “Pleasure to interact with @Billgates at #WEF22. Enjoyed India’s success in handling #Covid19 and gigantic vaccination efforts. “
Mandaviya added, “We discussed a wide range of healthcare-related topics, including promoting digital health, managing disease control, establishing regional mRNA centers and strengthening the development of quality and affordable diagnostics and medical devices, etc.
— Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) May 25, 2022
Meanwhile, Mandaviya informed on Saturday that more than 88% of India’s adult population has been fully vaccinated against Covid.
“Over 88% of the adult population is now fully vaccinated against #Covid19. Congratulations to India! Continue to follow proper Covid behavior even after being vaccinated,” the Minister of Health tweeted.
As stated in the Ministry of Health report, a total of 55, 70, 67,459 first vaccine doses, 48, 93, 11,452 second doses and 7, 58,822 precautionary doses have been administered so far among the age group from 18 to 44 years old.
Around 2,685 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded across the country on Saturday. The total number of infections rose to 4, 31, 50,215, while the number of active cases rose to 16,308, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.
India’s total immunization coverage topped 193.13 crores on Saturday. This was achieved through 2,44,45,929 sessions. More than 3.36 million adolescents received the first dose of