PM Modi chairs all-party meet; discusses Covid-19 and vaccine roll out

Prime News, National, Health, Disease, Vaccine, New Delhi, December 4:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will have a vaccine against coronavirus in the next few weeks.
Addressing the all party meeting today (December 4), Modi informed that eight possible vaccine candidates are under different phases of trials in the country. He said the Indian scientists are confident of coming up with a vaccine against the corona menace in the next few weeks.

The Prime Minister said that the world is looking towards India for a cost efficient and effective vaccine against the pandemic. He said through the collaborative efforts of the scientific fraternity, the country will deliver a viable option for mass vaccination in near future. The Prime Minister said, the vaccination programme in the country will commence after a nod from the research scientists. He said the country has a robust network for such massive vaccination programmes and appropriate cold storage facilities are also being added for proper storage and supply of the vaccines.

Modi said the healthcare workers and frontline corona warriors will be the ones who will be administered the vaccine first. He informed that the detailed priority list for the vaccination programme will be prepared with the assistance of the state and Union Territory governments. The Prime Minister said that the pricing of the vaccine will be decided only after due consultation with the state governments keeping public healthcare as the topmost priority.

He said the country has come a long way since last December when the first news of coronavirus emerged and thanked everyone for their indomitable spirit and efforts. He urged everyone to continue Jan-bhagidari as the country is on the verge to undertake one of the largest vaccination programmes. 

The all party meet was attended by floor leaders of both Houses of Parliament. Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Dr Harsh Vardhan were also present. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC leader Derek O’Brien, DMK leader T R Baalu, NCP patron Sharad Pawar and party leaders from other political parties participated in the virtual meeting. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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