The suggestion by Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the world's largest vaccine maker Serum Institute of India, asking the government to indemnify manufacturers against lawsuits has triggered a massive debate. 

Addressing the Global Technology Summit 2020, organised by Carnegie India, Adar Poonawalla had said: ""We need to have the government indemnify manufacturers, especially vaccine manufacturers, against all lawsuits. In fact Covax and other countries have already started talking about that. What's happening is when frivolous claims come up, and you see in the media something blown out of proportion... To dispel that the government needs to step in, with messaging with influencers to spread the right message."

The remarks sparked off discussion on social media with netizens questioning Adar Poonawalla's suggestion