There was an all-party meeting led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday about the ongoing corona epidemic and vaccine. The meeting was attended by MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Apart from this, prominent leaders of the opposition party participated in it. After the meeting, the Prime Minister made a big talk about the Covid vaccine and said that the vaccine is likely to come in a few weeks. He indicated that the vaccine may be given to the first elderly, Corona Warriors. The Prime Minister said that there are eight such vaccines, which are in the trial phase. He said that vaccination will start after the companies get the green signal. On the price of the vaccine, the Prime Minister said that discussions are going on with the states on its price. Prices will be fixed keeping public health in mind. At the same time, work is going on a special software which will give the stock and real-time information of the vaccine.
We are one of the largest networks with experience in vaccination programs. Other necessary cold-chain storage and logistic support are being measured, with the help of the state government. A special software for vaccine stocks and real-time information has also been developed.
The question about the cost of vaccines is obvious. The central and state governments are discussing the same thing. The cost of the vaccine will be decided keeping public health in mind and state governments will play a major role in it.
We should ensure that rumors are not spread during vaccination, rumors that are anti-national and anti-human. Thus, all political parties should ensure that we protect all Indians from such rumors.
India is also one of the countries where the death rate from corona is so low. The way India has fought the fight against Corona shows the indomitable will of every countryman.
The world is eyeing a low cost safe vaccine, and therefore it is natural that the entire world is also eyeing India. The belief that the corona vaccine is shown in this discussion will strengthen our fight against the corona. In the past, I had a discussion with the Chief Ministers. Several suggestions of state governments were also received regarding vaccination.
PM Modi said that there are eight such vaccines, which are still in the trial phase. PM Modi said that it is expected that in the next few weeks, there will be good news about the vaccine, work on it will start as soon as the approval from the scientists.
India is working on a special software that will track the delivery of the vaccine to everyone. PM Modi said that the central government is working on large scale vaccine distribution, which will be launched on the ground with the help of the state government. The government has formed a National Expert Group, which will work only as recommended.
India has traveled a very long journey from the feared, fear-filled atmosphere of February-March to the confident and hopeful atmosphere of December today. Now that we are standing at the mouth of the vaccine, the same public participation, the same scientific approach, the same cooperation is very important in the future.