- India’s road model for the world in terms of vaccination – Health Minister
- So far more than 81 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been given in the country.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday said India will resume exports of additional COVID-19 vaccines next month under the ‘Vaccine Friendship’ program and to fulfill its commitment to the global ‘Covax’ initiative. The Health Minister said that vaccination of the people of the country remains the top priority of the government. He said that so far more than 81 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been given in the country, the last 10 crore doses were given in just 11 days.
Vaccination of the people of the country first
Stating that immunization of the people of the country is the top priority of the government, Mandaviya said export of additional vaccines in the next quarter (October-December) under the ‘Vaccine Friendship’ program and to fulfill India’s commitment towards the ‘Covax’ initiative. will begin. He said that this is in line with our motto of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
India’s Commitment to Collective Fighting
The Health Minister said that the supply of additional vaccines would be used to fulfill India’s commitment to the world for a collective fight against COVID-19. Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-leading the ‘COVAX’ initiative.
India’s road model for the world in terms of vaccination
Highlighting the importance of indigenous research and production of anti-COVID-19 vaccines in India, Mandaviya said that due to the untiring efforts and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is researching and producing COVID vaccines on such a large scale. The Health Minister said that India’s vaccination campaign is a ‘role model’ for the world and it is progressing very fast. On the expected production and supply trends in the coming months, Mandaviya said over 300 million doses will be produced in October and over 100 crore doses in the coming quarter.