New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the world's biggest inoculation drive against coronavirus is set to begin in the country. His statement comes a day after the drugs regulator approved two vaccines for administered use in India.
Lauding the scientists and technicians for the ‘Made in India’ vaccines, Modi said the country is proud of them.
“World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination programme set to begin in India. For this, the country is proud of the contributions of its scientists and technicians,” Modi said.
Addressing the scientists at the National Metrology Conclave, Mr. Modi said that ‘Made in India’ products should not only have global demand but also global acceptance.
“Quality is as much important as quantity, our standards should rise with our scale in our quest for Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” he said.
India’s drugs regulator on Sunday approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, (manufactured by the Serum Institute), and Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for massive vaccination drive.