“Today, the production countries and vaccine manufacturers are very less compared to the demand for vaccines all over the world. Imagine if we did not have a vaccine made in India right now, what would have happened in a huge country like India today? “
Ground Report | New Delhi: Regarding the Covid-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that this is the biggest epidemic in the last hundred years, it is a tragedy. The modern world had neither seen nor experienced such an epidemic.
He said, “Our country has fought together on many fronts with such a huge global epidemic. During the second wave, the demand for medical oxygen in India had increased unimaginably in the months of April and May.”
“Never in the history of India has the need for medical oxygen been felt in such quantity. To meet this need, work was done on a war footing, all the mechanisms of the government were engaged.” “If you look at the history of the last 50-60 years, you will know that it used to take decades for India to get the vaccine from abroad. Even when the vaccine work was completed abroad, the work of vaccination could not start in our country. “
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PM Modi added “By ignoring every apprehension, India launched not one but two made in India vaccines within a year. Our country, scientists have shown that India is not behind big countries. Today when I talk to you If I am doing this, more than 23 crore vaccine doses have been given in the country.
“The continuous efforts and hard work that the country has been doing for a long time, the supply of vaccine is going to increase even more in the coming days. Today 7 companies are producing different types of vaccines in the country. Three more vaccines are being produced. The trial is also going on at the advanced stage.
“Why are the state governments not getting the relaxation of lockdown? Things like one size does not fit all were also said. In the midst of decreasing corona cases in the country, different suggestions started coming in front of the central government, different demands It started happening. It was being asked, why is the Government of India deciding everything? Why are the state governments not being given exemption?
“On the other hand, someone said that why should the central government decide the age limit? Some voices were raised that why the elderly are being vaccinated earlier? Various pressures were also created, a section of the country’s media said. It was also run as a campaign.
“Meanwhile, many state governments again said that the work of vaccine should be de-centralized and left to the states. Various voices were raised. Like why age groups were created for vaccination?”
“Starting from January 16 this year till the end of April, India’s vaccination program was mainly carried out under the supervision of the central government. The country was moving ahead on the path of providing free vaccines to all. The citizens of the country also follow discipline. While doing it, they were getting the vaccine when it was their turn” he said.