Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a digital assembly with chief ministers of states over the COVID-19 scenario on Wednesday, November 24 mentioned that the Centre is dedicated to creating COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all. He additionally mentioned that states ought to put in place a vital mechanism for this together with chilly storages.
Speaking on the meet, the Prime Minister mentioned that people have grow to be complacent after witnessing good restoration charges from the dreaded coronavirus.
“Those working on vaccine are doing it but we need to focus on ensuring that people are alert and transmission is curbed. We’ve to bring positivity rate under five per cent,” mentioned PM Modi.
He additionally mentioned that India is comparatively in a greater place than other international locations concerning restoration and fatality charges.
The Prime Minister talking on the progress of the Vaccine mentioned, “Government is keeping a track of each step in vaccine development. We are in touch with Indian vaccine developers and manufacturers. We are also in touch with global regulators, governments of other countries, multinational organisations and international companies”.
“Safety is as important as speed for us, whichever vaccine India will give to its citizens will be safe on all scientific standards. Vaccine distribution strategy will be chalked out in collective coordination with states. States must also start working cold storage facilities,” he additional added.
PM Modi additionally emphasised on the necessity to work as a group and urged the states to assist in combating COVID-19.
“This mission of coronavirus vaccination of each citizen is like a national commitment. Each state and stakeholder has to work as a team to ensure that this mission is systematic, smooth and a sustained effort. I urge states to send detailed plans soon on how they plan to take the vaccine to the lowest levels. It’ll help us in making decisions as your experiences are valuable. I hope for your pro-active participation. Vaccine work is ongoing but I request you there should be no carelessness,” he mentioned on the digital meet.
“It’s yet not decided which vaccine will cost how much? Though two India-based vaccines are at the forefront, we’re working with global firms also. Few people react to vaccines after years, this is possible in this case also. So a decision needs to be taken on a scientific basis,” the PM mentioned on the fee and availability of the vaccine.