PM Modi Bats to Uplift Pandemic Struck Economy at Global COVID-19 Summit
- PM Modi delivered a five minute long video on Global COVID-19 summit.
- Flagged National vaccination drive as world's largest campaign.
- Highlighted how the India's pharmaceutical industry supplied COVID essentials at large scale.
New Delhi: Addressing the Global COVID-19 summit organized by the US, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted the world focuses to buttress the effect of pandemics on the economy. “We also need to focus on addressing the pandemic’s economic effects. To that end, international travel should be made easier, through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates,” he said.
Reminiscing the historic vaccine export record, Modi highlighted how the Indian health department shared medicines & medical supplies with over 150 nations during the first wave of the pandemic. Speaking about Bharat Biotech and Covishield from Serum Institute Pune(SII), he informed that a stock of 5.5 crores and 22 crores would be respectively produced to resume vaccines export from October.
Stating about India’s progressive pharmaceutical industry he illustrated how the nation produced an ample supply of cost-effective diagnostic kits, drugs, medical devices, and PPE kits.
Thanking leading nations for their support during the second wave of the pandemic he said, “the world stood with India, like a family, during the second wave of Covid-19 infections.”
During the five-minute video message, PM Modi enunciated that India is now running the world’s largest vaccination campaign. He said, “recently, we vaccinated about 25 million people on a single day. Our grassroots-level healthcare system has delivered over 800 million vaccine doses so far. Over 200 million Indians are now fully vaccinated.” According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), a total of 83.39 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered across the country to date.