Bill Gates congratulates PM Modi for India crossing 2 billion Covid vaccinations

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's cumulative vaccination count against Covid crossing the 200 crore mark (2 billion).

Taking to Twitter, Gates shared a Hindustan Times report and said, “Congratulations @narendramodi for yet another milestone of administering 200 crore vaccinations. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Indian vaccine manufacturers and the Indian government for mitigating the impact of Covid-19.”

Previously, the Microsoft co-founder had lauded the country's vaccination drive when he met Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland's Davos in May.

“It was great to meet Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and exchange perspectives on global health. India's success with the vaccination drive and the use of technology to drive health outcomes at scale offers many lessons for the world,” Gates said on May 29.