PM Modi To Visit 3 Top Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Today
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit India’s top vaccine makers today to personally review the development and manufacturing process.
He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune, PMO said.
“As India enters a decisive phase of the fight against COVID-19, PM Modi’s visit to these facilities & discussions with the scientists will help him get a first hand perspective of the preparations, challenges & roadmap in India’s endeavour to vaccinate its citizens,” said PMO in an official statement.
As per schedule, PM Modi will begin his three-city vaccine tour with a visit to pharma major Zydus Cadila’s plant near Ahmedabad at 9:30 am.
From Ahmedabad, PM Modi will fly to Pune where Serum Institute of India (SII), which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for a COVID-19 vaccine, is based. PM Modi is expected to review the status of the vaccine, including its launch, production and distribution mechanisms during the visit.
PM Modi will then travel to Hyderabad and visit Bharat BioTech, which is working on Covaxin, pitched as India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate. The Prime Minister is expected to reach at 3:40 pm and after a visit to the facility between 4 and 5 pm, he would fly out at 5:40 pm.