Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s closing remarks at All Party Meeting

  • I express my gratitude to all our senior colleagues! The views you have expressed, the suggestions you have made in this discussion, I think, are very important.
  • The confidence you have reposed in this discussion regarding the vaccine will strengthen our country’s fight against Corona.
  • The presentation that has been made here, has also explained in detail since how long efforts are being made, what’s going on, where we have reached now and with what kind of firmness we are moving forward.
  • Friends, Recently, I had a long discussion with the Chief Ministers of all the states on this subject. Several suggestions were received from the State Governments regarding vaccination.
  • Few days back, I had a very meaningful & detailed conversation with the scientific teams that are trying to develop Made in India vaccine since long.
  • I also got a chance to meet the scientists. And Indian scientists are very confident of their success. Their confidence – level is very high. Right now, the names of several vaccines from various countries are being heard in the market.
  • Still, the world is eyeing the safest and cheapest vaccine and thus it’s quite natural that the entire world is also looking towards India.
  • By visiting Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad, I have also seen country’s preparations for vaccine manufacturing.
  • Our Indian manufacturers are working very closely with ICMR, Department of Biotechnology and other giants of the global industry.
  • In a way, you can be confident that everyone is ready and raring to go. There are about 8 such potential vaccines which are in different stages of trial and are to be manufactured in India.
  • As discussed here, India’s own three different vaccines are in different stages of trial. Experts are of the view that wait for the Corona vaccine will not be long.
  • It is believed that the Corona vaccine will be ready in the next few weeks. The moment the green signal is received from the scientists, the vaccination campaign will be started in India.
  • The central government is working as per the suggestions received from the state governments regarding who will get the vaccine in the first phase of vaccination.
  • Priority will be given to Health Care Workers, Frontline Workers engaged in the treatment of Corona patients and elderly people who are already suffering from serious diseases.
  • Friends, For vaccine distribution also, the central and state government teams are working together. India also has expertise and capacity in vaccine distribution.
  • We are far better than other countries of the world in this regard. We also have a very large and experienced network of immunization in the world.
  • It will be utilized to the fullest. Whatever additional cold chain equipment, other logistics will be required for this purpose, is also being assessed with the help of state governments.