India can produce 5 Billion Covid-19 vaccines by the end of 2022. This was asserted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the G20 Summit that took place in Rome.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the vaccine production goals of India and WHO’s Co-vaxin approval at the G20 summit. He spoke about the importance of getting Indian vaccines recognized by the WHO at the earliest. He stated all these issues at the G-20 summit session in Rome on October 30, 2021.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized India’s medical supply to over 150 countries across the globe and India’s contributions in maintaining the global supply chain during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the very first in-person G-20 summit that has been held since the outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe. He has highlighted India’s contributions to the world to fight this life-threatening disease. Speaking at the G20 Summit (Group Of 20 Leaders) taking place in Rome, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stated that India is ready to produce five billion Covid-19 vaccines by the end of next year.
In the G20 summit in Rome, Narendra Modi laid stress on international travel issues and advised on having a mechanism of mutual recognition of vaccine certification whereby the certifications are accepted globally. Thus, he stressed the fact that the WHO should recognize Indian vaccines at the earliest.
Narendra Modi also informed the G20 leaders about India’s medical diplomacy that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic and has covered around 150 countries. He also mentioned his vision ‘One Earth, One Health’ will lead to innovations in the health care sector. He has also spoken about global supply chains and mentioned India’s economic policy and how it leads to human empowerment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India has successfully vaccinated over one billion persons since the onset of the pandemic. He further said India will be capable of producing 5 Billion doses by 2022 and will reduce vaccine inequity in the developing world. Thus, curbing the pandemic. PM Narendra Modi has also discussed how India has been able to cross the one billion mark in administering the Covid-19 vaccine to the public and has helped control the Covid19 pandemic. He said,” Along with this, we also put our full strength in increasing vaccine research and manufacturing. In a short span of time, we have administered over one billion doses in India. By controlling the infection in one-sixth of the world’s population, India has contributed to making the world safer, and has also reduced the chances of further mutation of the virus.” These were the words of Narendra Modi at the G-20 summit about India’s contributions to the world in order to fight the pandemic.
WHO’s Approval On India’s Vaccines
Also, the WHO has to approve India’s Covaxin vaccine yet. The emergency use of authorization by WHO will help India to meet this goal. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Oxford University’s Covishield are the two most extensively used vaccines in India. A technical advisory group of the UN health agency will meet on November 3, and a final risk-benefit assessment for emergency use will be conducted to approve the vaccine- Covaxin. Modi suggests that a nod for the jab will help India assist other countries. Thus, the WHO should give Authorization to India’s indigenous vaccine Covaxin so that it is permitted and administered successfully.
India’s Contribution Globally
Modi states India has made huge progress in the health care sector. They have administered the vaccine to around 1 billion people. The research and production of vaccines are ongoing with full strength and plenty of efforts have been taken. India is contributing to making the world a safer place and preventing the further mutation of this deadly, life-threatening virus. Thus, India has made tremendous and significant contributions to having a safer and healthier world.
Modi’s vision of ‘One Earth- One Health’ is in the context of fighting the pandemic and any future global health crisis, Shringala added.
G20 Summit Got Underway In Rome
Alongside the G20 Summit held in Rome, Prime minister Narendra Modi also held bilateral talks with world leaders including US President Joe Biden. World leaders interacted at the summit where there was an exchange of pleasantries and showcasing a spirit of camaraderie. They had productive discussions on strategic bilateral ties and an array of issues of mutual and global concerns.
Modi made these remarks during his intervention at the ‘global economy – global health’ session at G20 meet, says Shringala, the foreign secretary. Narendra Modi also had a fruitful meeting with Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. One can follow up on social media and Twitter to see all ongoing activity.
Prime Minister Modi also met with Pope Francis of Vatican City and extended an invitation to visit India. The Pope has accepted this invitation. Modi was accompanied by external affairs minister Jaishankar and national security adviser Ajit Doval during his meeting with the Pope of Vatican City.
On the third day of the G20 summit during his visit to Italy, Modi is set to attend bilateral meetings with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Modi shall also pay visits to some heritage sites during the visit to Rome.
Thus, paying heed to global health concerns and underlining the need to address vaccine inequity across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told the G-20 leaders that India is ready to produce 5 Billion Covid-19 vaccines by the end of next year to bridge the vaccine gap. India shall thus contribute to the health care sector and make the world a safer place. He stated that India has tremendously added to global safety from this deadly virus. He further stated his vision and mission at the G-20 summit and thus sought the WHO to approve Indian vaccines and permit them globally to prevent the spread of the dangerous virus. He also used this opportunity to convey that the early emergency approval to Covaxin by WHO will facilitate India’s efforts to help other countries when addressing the first session on the global economy and global health. This is all about India’s approach to producing 5 Billion vaccines by 2022.
India has not only vaccinated one billion people but is ready to produce 5 Billion vaccine doses by the end of the next year! Not only available for our citizens but the rest of the world. Thus, Who must sanction Indian vaccines as soon as possible so India can help other developing countries spanning across the globe by reducing vaccine inequities. It will ease international travel and certificates will be approved easily too.