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PM Modi says India is ready to save humanity with the roll out of two vaccines

PM Modi says India is ready to save humanity with the roll out of two vaccines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said, “India is ready to save humanity with two 'Made in India' Covid-19 vaccines. India has done this earlier and it is doing it now as well."

Addressing the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya divas convention, the PM said, "The world is not only waiting for India's vaccines but is also keeping an eye on how India will conduct its vaccination drive. Whatever India has learned during the coronavirus pandemic, it has inspired the country to become self-reliant."

He pointed out that India used to import PPE kits, masks, ventilators, and testing kits from outside but today the nation is self-reliant.

Highlighting the achievements of the country, the Prime Minister further said that the ongoing campaign in India to empower the poor of the country is being discussed around the world. Today, India is using technology to end corruption. Money worth lakhs and crores are directly being credited to the account of the beneficiaries," he said.

“We have also shown that in the sector of renewable energy, a developing country too can take lead," he added.

Covid-19 vaccines of Pune-based Serum Institute of India and Hyderbad-headquartered Bharat Biotech have been granted permission for emergency used by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had said on Friday that in the “next few days,” the vaccine shots would be rolled in the country, dry runs for which have already been done..