India is looking at vaccine manufacture, delivery ecosystem: Health Minister

India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government is looking at a robust vaccine manufacturing and delivering ecosystem to meet future demands

Nov 26, 2020
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India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government is looking at a robust vaccine manufacturing and delivering ecosystem to meet future demands.

India, with second-highest coronavirus cases after the US, has at least five vaccine candidates under human trial, of which three candidates are undergoing advanced Phase-2/3 clinical trials to establish safety and efficacy.

In his address at an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Harsh Vardhan said: "We have now initiated to look at robust vaccine manufacturing and delivering ecosystem to meet our demands in the coming days."

"As the world raises to find a cure and vaccine for Covid-19, India is looking to be self-reliant in both - vaccine and its mass production. Called as the pharmacy of the world, India has the largest capacity to produce Covid-19 vaccines," he added.

The governmnment has modified an electronic network to monitor the dosage of Covid vaccines, vaccinators and geographical location of the vaccine recipients.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting in which the modalities of Covid-19 vaccine delivery, distribution and administration were discussed. 
(IANS)

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