PM Modi: Vaccination begins in India

Lately on 26th February 2021, Indian PM Modi has been praised by World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his role in the war against unprecedented covid-19. PM Modi has been commended for delivering the consignment of Covid vaccine to the citizens of his country as well as many countries of the world.

The WHO chief tagged PM Modi in a tweet while writing being thankful to PM Modi for his commitment for Covid-19 vaccine supplements and supporting more than 60 countries to fight against the Corona virus in those countries. In addition to this WHO chief stated rest of the countries should follow India’s example.  

According to Ministry of External Affairs spoke-person Anurag Shrivastava, 67.5 lakh doses of vaccine have been made available to various countries as grant-in-aid, on the other hand 294.44 lakh doses have been made accessible on the commercial basis to other countries.  

Presently, India has two vaccines against Covid-19 which had been given Emergency Use Authorization in the form of Covaxin and Covishield. Bharat Biotech Covaxin in collaboration with the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)-National Institute of Virology and Covishield by Serum Institute of India which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University, is under production in India.

Significantly, India has so far provided 361.91 lakh doses of the anti-covid-19 vaccine to many countries of the world, showing solidarity in the war against covid-19. The second phase of inoculation will commence from 1st March 2021 with the people aged above 50 and people aged below 50 with co-morbidities will be vaccinated in both government and private clinics.  



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