Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited India’s top vaccine hubs today to personally review the development of the coronavirus vaccine and the manufacturing process.
The visit, PM Modi’s office said, was meant to help him get a “first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges, and roadmap in India’s endeavour to vaccinate its citizens.”
PM Modi began his three-city vaccine tour with a visit to pharma major Zydus Cadila’s plant in Gujarat. Wearing a PPE kit, PM Modi reviewed the vaccine development process at the Zydus Cadila research center in Changodar industrial area, over 20 km from Ahmedabad.
The drugmaker has announced that the first phase of the clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, ZyCoV-D, has been completed and it commenced the second phase of clinical trials in August.
“Visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad to know more about the indigenous DNA based vaccine being developed by Zydus Cadila.
“I compliment the team behind this effort for their work. The government of India is actively working with them to support them in this journey,” PM Modi tweeted.
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