PM interacts with 3 teams working Covid-19 vaccine

Ravi Shanker Kapoor |

Narendra Modi Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with scientists working on Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had virtual meetings with three teams working on the developing and manufacturing vaccine for Covid-19. These teams were from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (Pune), Biological E. Ltd (Hyderabad), and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (Hyderabad).

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, said a government press release. The potential of various platforms for vaccine development was also discussed.

He asked the companies to come out with their suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes and related matters. He 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. Matters relating to logistics, transport, cold chain, etc., in respect of delivering the vaccines were also discussed.

All the vaccine candidates discussed are at different stages of trial; detailed data and results are expected early next year onwards. The PM 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.

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