India’s Vaccine Production, Delivery Capacity Will Help Humanity In Fighting Covid-19: PM Modi

PM Modi hails India's vaccine production in UNGA, says delivery capacity will help humanity to fight pandemic

India’s coronavirus vaccine production and delivery capacity will help all humanity in fighting the pandemic, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly through a video message on Saturday. The phase-3 trial of the Coronavirus vaccine ‘COVAXIN’ in India is scheduled to start in Lucknow and Gorakhpur from the month of October.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Even during these very difficult times of the raging pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries.”

“As the largest vaccine producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today. India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis,” he added.

Also, the Serum Institute of India is all set to begin phase three trials of the Covishield Vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune.

He further said, “In India and “our neighbourhood”, we are moving ahead with phase 3 clinical trials adding “India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capacities for the delivery of the Vaccines.”

Despite of the ongoing pandemic and the changed circumstances of the post- pandemic era India is moving with a vision of a Self Reliant India and it would be “Force Multiplier for the Global Economy”, the PM said.

“Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response?” the prime minister questioned the UN using this platform and tried to highlight the intensity of the COVID-19 crisis that has ravaged the world since last eight-nine months.

As per the official updates by the World Health Organisation, globally there are 32,110,656 COVID-19 cases and 980,031 fatalities due to the pathogen globally.

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