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COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Will Begin As Soon As Scientists Give Nod: PM Modi At All-Party Meet

New Delhi: Addressing an all-party assembly on Covid vaccines supply and distribution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mentioned India’s vaccination programme in opposition to COVID-19 would start as quickly as a go-ahead from scientists is given, and asserted that healthcare employees concerned in treating coronavirus sufferers, frontline employees and previous individuals affected by critical situations could be inoculated on precedence.

In his closing remarks at an all-party assembly with leaders of varied political events to debate the COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs within the nation, Modi mentioned specialists consider the look ahead to the COVID-19 vaccine is not going to be lengthy and it could be prepared in a number of weeks.

Almost eight vaccines are at totally different phases of trial with their manufacturing assured in India, Modi mentioned.

Three vaccines from India are additionally at totally different phases of trial, he mentioned.

Consultants consider that the look ahead to COVID-19 vaccine is not going to be lengthy and it’s believed that it could be prepared within the subsequent few weeks, Modi mentioned.

“India’s vaccination drive would begin as soon as we get a go-ahead from scientists. The Centre is working on the basis of suggestions from state governments about who will be inoculated in the first phase of the vaccination drive,” he mentioned.

“Priority in this (vaccination) will be given to the healthcare workers involved in treating COVID-19 patients, frontline workers and old people suffering from serious conditions,” he mentioned.

Central and state authorities groups are working in tandem for the distribution of the vaccine in opposition to COVID-19, Modi mentioned, including that India has experience for vaccine distribution in addition to capability.

“Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of developing a vaccine against COVID-19. There are names of vaccines from different countries doing the rounds in the market, but the world is keeping a watch on having the cheapest and safest vaccine. That is why, it is natural that the world is watching India,” he mentioned.

Public well being might be high precedence so far as COVID-19 vaccine pricing is anxious and states might be totally concerned within the course of, he mentioned.

In his remarks, Modi additionally mentioned, “We must make sure rumours are not spread during vaccination, rumours that are anti-national and anti-human. Thus, all political parties must make sure that we save all Indians from such rumours and spread awareness.”

Ground leaders from all events in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had been invited to attend the digital assembly which began round 10:30 am.

(With PTI Inputs)

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