Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting with the chief ministers of all states on January 11, a few days before India kick starts its vaccination drive. India will commence inoculating people from January 16. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) gave restricted, emergency-use approval to two vaccines — Oxford Astrazeneca’s vaccine known as Covishield in India, locally manufactured by Pune’s Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
The meeting will be held through a video-link on Monday evening. “At 4 PM on Monday 11th January, PM Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing. They will discuss the Covid-19 situation and the vaccination rollout.”
India recently culminated three rounds of the dry run across the country which was conducted to oversee preparedness for the nationwide vaccine drive.
“Being the pharmacy of the world, India has supplied important medicines to all those in need in the world in the past and is also doing so now. The world is not only waiting for Indian vaccines but is also watching how India runs the world’s biggest vaccination programme,” PM Modi had said said while speaking at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Saturday,