Modi urges vaccine makers to ramp up production

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file pic)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with vaccine manufacturers from across the country via video conferencing and urged them to continuously scale up the production capacity so that everyone in India can be vaccinated as soon as possible.

He applauded the vaccine manufacturers for their achievements and professionalism.

He said that biggest strengths of our vaccine industry are its ‘Samarthya, Sansadhan and Seva Bhaav’, and these are what makes them a vaccine leader in the world.

“Prime Minister urged the vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up the production capacity to vaccinate our people in the shortest possible time. He also appreciated the efforts and studies being conducted by our scientists in development of new vaccines,” a statement read.

He remarked that throughout this process of developing and manufacturing vaccines, the country has constantly worked with the spirit of public-private partnership under the ‘Mission Covid Suraksha’, and created an end-to-end vaccine development ecosystem.

“The Government ensured that all the vaccine manufacturers not only get all possible help and logistic support, but also the process of vaccine approval is speedy and scientific,” Prime Minister said.

During the meeting, he also assured all possible support and smooth approval process for the vaccine candidates which are currently under trial phase.

The Prime Minister said the health infrastructure of our private sector has played a big role in the country’s fight against Covid-19 and in the coming days, the private sector will play an even more active role in the vaccination drive.

“This will require better coordination between hospitals and industry,” he added.