Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists and innovators of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the ingeniously developed Covaxin and Oxford's Covishield for emergency use on Sunday.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the nation and thanked the scientific and healthcare community on Sunday after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) officially approved Oxford-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use.
Hailing the approval given to two coronavirus vaccines as a "decisive turning point" in the spirited fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that this will accelerate the process for India to become a COVID-free nation.
A decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited fight!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 3, 2021
DCGI granting approval to vaccines of @SerumInstIndia and @BharatBiotech accelerates the road to a healthier and COVID-free nation.
Congratulations to our hardworking scientists and innovators.
Further, in a series of tweets, PM Modi pointed out that the approval given for the two vaccines Made in India will make every Indian proud and highlighted that it showed the eagerness of the scientific community in India to fulfil the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
It would make every Indian proud that the two vaccines that have been given emergency use approval are made in India! This shows the eagerness of our scientific community to fulfil the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, at the root of which is care and compassion.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 3, 2021
PM Modi also reiterated gratitude to the doctors, medical staff, scientists, police personnel, sanitation workers and noted that the society will remain grateful to them for eternity.
We reiterate our gratitude to doctors, medical staff, scientists, police personnel, sanitation workers and all Corona warriors for the outstanding work done, that too in adverse circumstances. We will remain eternally grateful to them for saving many lives.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 3, 2021
Covishield, the vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca, is being manufactured for India and other countries by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, while Coxavin is India’s first domestic Covid-19 vaccine made by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.
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Last Updated Jan 3, 2021, 1:09 PM IST