New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with 3 teams working on developing and manufacturing vaccine for COVID-19 and lauded the researchers and scientists for their efforts.
PM Modi held virtual meeting with these teams from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, Pune; Biological E Ltd, Hyderabad; and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad and discussed potential of various platforms for vaccine development.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister appreciated the efforts being taken by the scientists in these companies to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle COVID-19.
“PM Modi also asked the companies to come out with their suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes and related matters,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
“Matters relating to logistics, transport, cold chain etc. in respect of delivering the vaccines were discussed at the meeting,” it added.
The Prime Minister also suggested that they should take extra efforts to inform the general public in simple language about the vaccine and related matters such as its efficacy etc.
All the vaccine candidates discussed are at different stages of trials and detailed data and results are expected early next year onwards, the PMO said.
PM Modi further advised all the departments concerned to engage with the manufacturers and seek to resolve matters so that the efforts by these companies bear fruit in order to serve the needs of the country and the entire world.
Earlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister took a three-city tour – Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, to conduct extensive review of the COVID-19 vaccine development and manufacturing process.