PM interacts with 3 teams working on developing, manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had virtual meetings with three teams working on developing and manufacturing vaccine for COVID-19. These teams were from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad.

Mr Modi appreciated the efforts being taken by the Scientists in these companies, to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle COVID-19.
The potential of various platforms for vaccine development was also discussed, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement here.

Mr Modi also asked the companies to come out with their suggestions and ideas, regarding the regulatory processes and related matters.

He also suggested that they should take extra efforts to inform the general public in simple language about the vaccine and related matters, such as its efficacy. Matters relating to logistics, transport and cold chain in respect of delivering the vaccines were also discussed.

All the vaccine candidates discussed were at different stages of trials and detailed data and results were expected from early next year onwards.

Mr Modi advised all the departments concerned to engage with the manufacturers and seek to resolve matters, so that the efforts by these companies bear fruit, in order to serve the needs of the country and the entire world.

On November 28, the Prime Minister reviewed the progress on development of COVID vaccines at three research centers in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune and held discussions with the Scientists there.

Mr Modi visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech facility at Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune.


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