New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for speedy access of the Covid vaccine to people in the country once the vaccine is ready.
Chairing a meeting to review the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country and the preparedness of vaccine delivery, distribution, and administration, the PM directed that keeping in view the geographical span and diversity of the country, the access to the vaccine should be ensured speedily.
Addressing the meeting, attended by Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, Principal Secretary to PM, Member (Health) NITI Aayog, Principal Scientific Advisor, Senior Scientists, officers of PMO, and other Departments of the Government, the Prime Minister stressed that every step in the logistics, delivery, and administration should be put in place rigorously.
It must include advanced planning of cold storage chains, distribution network, monitoring mechanism, advance assessment, and preparation of ancillary equipment required, such as vials, syringes etc.
The Prime Minister noted the steady decline in the daily Covid cases and growth rate.
Three vaccines are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which 2 are in Phase II and one is in Phase-III.