Vaccine manufacturers played big role in India's success story: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday credited domestic vaccine manufacturers for their role in the "success story of India".

Holding a meeting with seven domestic manufacturers against the backdrop of 100 crore vaccine doses being administered, he praised their efforts that have resulted in the country crossing the milestone, and said that they "have played a big role in the success story of India", an official statement said.

He appreciated their hard work and confidence given by them during the pandemic.

The Prime Minister also stressed that the country needs to institutionalise the best practices learnt during the last one and a half years, and said that this is an opportunity to modify our practices, in tune with the global standards.

He said that the entire world is looking up to India, against the backdrop of the success of the vaccination drive, and called on the vaccine manufacturers to continuously work together to be ready to face future challenges.

"The domestic vaccine manufacturers appreciated the vision and dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister in providing continuous guidance and support towards the development of the vaccines. They also praised the never before seen collaboration between government and industry, and applauded the regulatory reforms, simplified procedures, timely approvals, and forthcoming and supportive nature of the government throughout this endeavour," the statement said.

"They noted that had the country been following old norms, there would have been considerable delay and 'we would not have been able to reach the vaccination level that we have attained till now'," it added.

Adar Poonawala of the Serum Institute of India praised the regulatory reforms brought out by the government, while Dr Krishna Ella of Bharat Biotech thanked the Prime Minister for having taken Covaxin, and for the continuous support and motivation during its development.

Pankaj Patel, chairman of Cadila Healthcare, thanked the Prime Minister for talking about the DNA-based vaccine in the UN General Assembly.

Mahima Datla of Biological E Ltd said that the vision of the Prime Minister which helped the country attain the vaccination milestone. Dr. Sanjay Singh of Gennova Biopharmaceuticals talked about the importance of innovation and backward integration in the field of vaccine development.

Satish Reddy from Dr. Reddy's Lab appreciated the collaboration between government and industry throughout this endeavour, while Panacea Biotec's Dr Rajesh Jain praised the continuous communication by the government throughout the pandemic.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was also present during the interaction.



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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Petrol paid a big price for success story of Vaccines ...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    At the moment Covid vaccines are free of cost in the world.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    And printing photograph on those vaccine certificates is a classic example of spin-off merchandising, even though the gullible devotees call such a merchandiser Karmayogi!

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore, /Mohd Ali Rd,Canada

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    What is your success story feku master after death of thousands of people all over India due to covid and lack of oxygen, vaccine and medicine . Now you fool people about your success story , Only andhe bakts like Bhandu and Sandu can listen, You never talk about hike in gas/petrol prices, tax, unemployement and sanghee terrorism. If you have so succesful story, why you scared to give interview to any ndependant channel since 2014?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Because of Vaccines we are paying Rs. 110 for Petrol ...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Any plans in the works to sell these vaccine manufacturers now to Hum Do Hamare Do?????…..You are only taking credit for thier sweat, blood and tears. Since two weeks you are only talking about 100 crore vaccines poked which is not at all a big achievement but a duty by oath and you can never shrug away from it dead or alive. All the the countries of the world are doing it and not blowing the trumpet before them like you do. Talk about what your govt has done on price hikes of essential commodities, jobs, garbage collection and disposal, social justice, women safety and empowerment, people’s grievances etc etc. NONE, so don’t talk about it because there is nothing to talk.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Whatsapp university says, India is first to complete 100 crore vaccination drive. They forgot neighboring China! Only few countries can achieve this milestone including India, because, majority of nations doesnt have that much population to vaccinate !!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Many places Bisleri Water was Injected ...

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