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PM Modi At Red Fort: Three COVID Vaccine In Trails,Distribution Plan Ready
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PM Modi At Red Fort: Three COVID Vaccine In Trails, Distribution Plan Ready
New Delhi: Prime Minister Modi today said that the government's roadmap to bring the coronavirus vaccine to all the Indians in the shortest possible time is ready and as soon as scientists give a green signal, the country will begin their large scale production.
In India today three vaccines are in the testing stage,he said while delivering Independence Day speech from the Red Fort.
PM Modi said that once a vaccine is approved “the road map for its production and distribution among Indians is also ready,".
Earlier this week a national committe on coronavirus vaccine administration met for the first time.
Apart from the discussion in the principles for prioritization of the population group for the vaccination, the committe will also be deliberated on the selection.
India is among the countries racing the produce a vaccine as virus infection surge across the country. An unlisted vaccine maker, Bharat Biotech International, received regulatory approval to start human clinical trials from the Indian Council of Medical Research.
PM Modi on the national digital health mission, said: "Every Indian will get a Health ID card. Every time you visit a doctor or a pharmacy, everything will be logged in this health card in your profile on a national scale. From the doctor's appointment to the medication advised, everything will be available in your health profile."
PM Modi began his speech with a tribute to those fighting the virus.
After reaching the RedFort, PM Modi is received by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.
The Prime Minister receives the Guard of Honour contingent, comprising an officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Delhi Police, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
This time the nation celebrates mostly indoor as the world remains under the shadow of coronavirus.
Every year the Independence Day celebration features thousands of students, however, no student was allowed to participate.
Further, this year only 500 NCC (National Cadet Corps) members were allowed; they too will have to maintain a distance of six feet from each other.