Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that India is set to fulfil 70 per cent of the world’s needs for coronavirus vaccine and that two vaccines are currently being exported to 14 countries.
He said the Modi government has worked in the last six-and-a-half years to improve the country’s health infrastructure.
Speaking at the inauguration of a private medical college, Mr Shah also said that in the last 21 days, 55 lakh people in the country have been vaccinated with COVID-19 and the Center is working to speed up the vaccination process.
“India is set to fulfil 70 per cent of the world’s coronavirus vaccine needs. Two vaccines are being exported to 14 countries,” he said.
There are four more vaccines being made, according to him.
India’s line of care is being pursued by 170-odd countries in the world during the pandemic, he said.
“The big difference in the fight against COVID-19 was that in India, the central government, the state governments, doctors, health workers and 130 crore people together handled the situation unlike other countries,” Mr Shah said.
“Our (COVID-19) death rate is low and our recovery rate is the best,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepared the country to handle the situation.
“Through Janata Curfew, he prepared people for the lockdown,” Mr Shah said.
During the pandemic, the health infrastructure was improved at a rocket-speed, the minister said.
“World’s largest vaccination programme was launched in India. Two vaccines have been rolled out and four more are in the pipeline,” he said.