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India As Biggest Vaccine Maker Will Help World Overcome COVID: PM Modi
"India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis," he said.
India Will Help World Overcome COVID, As Biggest Vaccine Maker: PM Modi At UNGA
New Delhi: PM Modi delivered a virtual address at the annual UN General Assembly today.While the PM Modi spoke on a wide range of issues including the coronavirus.
India can help in bringing the world out of the coronavirus crisis with the mass vaccine distribution once all the trails are completed successfully, said PM Modi. Also, he asked the UN to do more in the fight against the pandemic.
"India's vaccine production and capacity will help the world overcome this pandemic. India sent medical supplies to over 150 countries during the coronavirus crisis. We are moving towards the Phase-3 of clinical trials. We are increasing infrastructure and will help others increase it," PM Modi said.
This year the UNGA is being held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"As the largest vaccine-producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today," PM Modi said. "India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis," he said.
"India's vaccine production and capacity will help the world overcome this pandemic. India sent medical supplies to over 150 countries during the coronavirus crisis," PM Modi said.
Last month in his Independence Day speech PM Modi had said three vaccines are in different stages of testing."When scientists give the go-ahead, we are ready with a plan for production. How the vaccine will reach every Indian in the least amount of time - we have a roadmap ready for that," PM Modi had said.
Also, the government is planning to use the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) - which was introduced in India in 1978 to cover all districts in a phased manner - to distribute the vaccine.
PM Modi during his address to the UNGA, also made the strongest pitch yet for the more prominent India role in the UN Security Council, asking the global body, Till when do we have to wait? Till when will India be kept away from the UN's decision-making process?".