India weeks away from Covid-19 vaccine, awaiting scientists nod: PM
First Published Dec 4, 2020, 1:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India is just weeks away from a Covid-19 vaccine. He made this announcement at an all-party meeting with the floor leaders of all political parties of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country and vaccine development. Here are some highlights:
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Public health will be top priority. As far as COVID-19 vaccine pricing is concerned, states will be fully involved.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Rumours spread at times, they are against public and national interests. Our responsibility to spread awareness.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Teams of Central and state governments are working together for vaccine distribution. India has the expertise and capacity in vaccine distribution and we fare better compared to other nations in this matter. We have a very big and experienced network in the field of vaccination. We will fully exploit it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of making a successful coronavirus vaccine. The world is keeping a watch on the cheapest and safe vaccine. That is why the world is watching India