PM Modi meets virtually with 3 teams working on vaccine development

PM Modi meets virtually with 3 teams working on vaccine development

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister on Monday had virtual meetings with 3 teams working on developing & manufacturing vaccine for Covid-19.
A release from the Prime Minister’s Office said Modi met with teams from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts being taken by the scientists in these companies to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle Covid-19. The potential of various platforms for vaccine development was also discussed.
PM also asked the companies to come out with their suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes and related matters. He also suggested that they should take extra efforts to inform the general public in simple language about the vaccine and related matters such as its efficacy etc. Matters relating to logistics, transport, cold chain etc in respect of delivering the vaccines were also discussed.

All the vaccine candidates discussed are at different stages of trials and detailed data and results are expected early next year onwards.
The PM advised all the departments concerned to engage with the manufacturers and seek to resolve matters so that the efforts by these companies bear fruit in order to serve the needs of the country and the entire world.
Last Saturday, PM Modi visited three vaccine manufacturers, in three different cities.
He had visited Zydus Cadila’s manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech’s facility in Hyderabad, and the Serum Institute in Pune.

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