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'More made-in-India vaccines on the way': PM Modi highlights India's vaccination strength in WEF address

Apart from the vaccination drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also credited a robust testing and treatment mechanism in India for reducing the pace of coronavirus transmission in the country during his address at the World Economic Forum's Davos Dialogue.

January 28, 2021 / 08:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressing WEF's Davos Dialogue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressing WEF's Davos Dialogue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the strength of India's vaccination programme in his address at the World Economic Forum's Davos Dialogue. While doses of two vaccines are already being supplied by India, "more made-in-India vaccines are on their way", Modi said in his virtual address on January 28.

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Serum Institute of India's Covishield - the Indian variant of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - were cleared by the country' drug regulator earlier this month. The export of vaccines was also cleared by the Modi-led government.

"India is saving the lives of people in many other countries of the world by sending COVID-19 vaccines and developing the necessary infrastructure for the vaccination," Modi said at the forum.

India has so far supplied the vaccines to Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Nepal, Seychelles, Myanmar, Bhutan, Morocco, and Brazil, among others. A number of countries in North Africa, Asia, and Latin America are expected to receive shipments in the days to come.