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Many More COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Made Available From India To Help World Fight Pandemic Swiftly: Prime Minister

Hailing India’s efforts in vaccination drive against the COVID-19, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted during his address at the World Economic Forum’s Summit that right now there are two made in India vaccines but in the time to come, many more vaccines will be made available from India

Many More COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Made Available From India To Help World Fight Pandemic Swiftly: Prime Minister
Highlights
  • When COVID-19 arrived, India had its share of problems: PM Modi
  • We focussed on developing COVID-specific health infrastructure: PM Modi
  • PM Modi said India has started the world's largest COVID-19 vaccine drive

New Delhi: India will soon make available many more COVID-19 vaccines to other countries after two Made-In-India jabs have already been introduced to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday (January 28) while emphasising the country’s global responsibility in fighting the pandemic. In a special address at the World Economic Forum’s online Davos Agenda Summit, PM Modi also said he wants to assure the global business community that situation will now change rapidly on the economic front also and invited businesses from all over to participate in the country’s growth journey.

Also Read: India Records Lowest Daily New COVID-19 Cases After 8 Months, Dr Randeep Guleria Explains The Drop And The Need To Get Vaccinated

PM Modi said that some had said in February-March 2020 that India would be the worst affected country by COVID-19 and would face a “tsunami of corona infections”.

Some had talked about 70-80 crore people expected to get infected in India, while some talked about over 20 lakh possible deaths but India did not let the disappointment get better of it. When COVID arrived, India had its share of problems. At the beginning of last year, several experts and organisations had made several predictions that India would be most affected by the pandemic. Looking at the condition of countries with better health infrastructure, the world was right in worrying about us, he said.

The prime minister, however, said in the midst of numerous doubts, he was here with “a message of belief, positivity and hope from over 1.3 billion Indians”. PM Modi said,

We transformed the fight against coronavirus into a people’s movement and today India is among the most successful countries in saving lives. We focussed on developing COVID-specific health infrastructure, we trained our human resources to fight against this pandemic and we made full use of tech for testing and tracking, he said.

PM Modi said India has started the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination programme and its speed can be imagined from the fact that over 23 lakh health workers have been vaccinated in just 12 days. In the next few months, we would complete our target of vaccinating 30 crore old people and people with co-morbidities, he said.

He said India has ensured that it follows its global responsibility by sending essential medicines to over 150 countries while COVID-19 vaccines are also being sent to other countries.

While two India-made vaccines have already been introduced to the world, many more vaccines will be made available from India. India’s upcoming vaccines will help other countries at a swifter pace to fight the pandemic. In this time of crisis, India has also fulfilled its global responsibility from the beginning, following thousands of years old prayer of our country — ‘Sarvey Santu Niramaya’: May the whole world be healthy, he said.

He said 18 per cent of the world’s population is in India and it is a country that saved mankind from a big disaster by saving its citizens from the pandemic. We’re not only fulfilling our needs of PPE kits and masks, but also exporting and helping other countries. India has started the world’s largest vaccination drive as well, he said.

We guided the world on how India’s traditional medicine, Ayurveda, can help in improving immunity. Today, India is sending its vaccine to several countries and is helping in developing the infrastructure for successful vaccination, thus saving lives of citizens of other countries, he said.

Also Read: President Ram Nath Kovind Urges People To Utilise ‘Lifeline’, Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

With a consistent rise in cumulative recoveries, India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has reached nearly 97 per cent which is one of the highest globally, according to the Union Health Ministry data. India’s total number of active cases has dropped to 1,73,740 and now consists of just 1.62 per cent of the total cases at 1.07 crore.

Nearly 1.53 lakh people have lost their lives in the country so far. Later, interacting with business leaders on the WEF platform, PM Modi said the COVID-19 crisis has taught us the basics of human values and that ‘Industry 4.0 is for humans, and not robots”.

He called for ensuring that technology becomes a tool for ease of living and not a trap. Modi said India has stressed a lot on reforms and incentive-based stimulus in recent times. Even during COVID-19, India has paced structural reforms in all sectors and these reforms are being supported by PLI-schemes, he said.

During the corona crisis, many countries were worried about how to reach their citizens directly financially, but you will be shocked to know that during this time India has transferred more than Rs 1.8 lakh crore directly to the bank accounts of more than 76 crore people, he added.

He also referred to a new initiative to provide a unique health ID to 1.3 billion citizens for easy access to healthcare.

I assure you that every success of India will help the world to succeed. Our Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission is fully committed to global good and global supply chain, he said.

PM Modi also talked about Aadhaar, UPI transactions and data privacy laws. India continued its economic activities during COVID with infrastructure work worth trillions of rupees, providing employment, the prime minister said.

We stressed on saving every single life. India, now, is walking ahead to become Aatmanirbhar, he said.

Also Read: ASHA, India’s Female Health Workers On Rural Front Line Get COVID-19 Shot In The First Phase

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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World

24,50,12,529Cases
20,64,25,824Active
3,36,14,434Recovered
49,72,271Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,50,12,529 and 49,72,271 have died; 20,64,25,824 are active cases and 3,36,14,434 have recovered as on October 28, 2021 at 4:00 am.

India

3,42,31,809 16,156Cases
1,60,9891,672Active
3,36,14,434 17,095Recovered
4,56,386 733Deaths
In India, there are 3,42,31,809 confirmed cases including 4,56,386 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,60,989 and 3,36,14,434 have recovered as on October 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,06,536 1,485

23,096 3,500

64,43,342 4,947

1,40,098 38

Kerala

49,38,603 9,445

77,158 2,100

48,31,468 6,723

29,977 622

Karnataka

29,86,835 282

8,459 80

29,40,339 349

38,037 13

Tamil Nadu

26,98,493 1,075

12,288 252

26,50,145 1,315

36,060 12

Andhra Pradesh

20,64,854 567

4,777 122

20,45,713 437

14,364 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,114 13

100 6

16,87,115 7

22,899

West Bengal

15,89,042 976

7,973 124

15,61,973 837

19,096 15

Delhi

14,39,709 38

348 25

14,14,270 13

25,091

Odisha

10,39,818 549

4,392 213

10,27,108 334

8,318 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,926 28

263 14

9,92,088 12

13,575 2

Rajasthan

9,54,411 4

20 0

9,45,437 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,481 17

173 2

8,16,220 15

10,088

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,804 20

108 9

7,82,172 10

10,524 1

Haryana

7,71,204 15

133 5

7,61,022 10

10,049

Bihar

7,26,073 5

41 1

7,16,371 4

9,661

Telangana

6,70,829 186

4,164 63

6,62,714 122

3,951 1

Assam

6,09,506 244

3,838 153

5,99,681 391

5,987 6

Punjab

6,02,289 38

246 20

5,85,487 16

16,556 2

Jharkhand

3,48,705 28

160 30

3,43,408 56

5,137 2

Uttarakhand

3,43,861 17

150 6

3,36,312 23

7,399

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,865 70

838 16

3,26,596 86

4,431

Himachal Pradesh

2,23,406 261

1,972 211

2,17,693 48

3,741 2

Goa

1,77,969 23

454 29

1,74,152 51

3,363 1

Puducherry

1,27,846 40

443 10

1,25,546 50

1,857

Manipur

1,23,473 70

844 29

1,20,712 97

1,917 2

Mizoram

1,19,496 547

7,320 446

1,11,752 991

424 2

Tripura

84,438 15

123 1

83,499 14

816

Meghalaya

83,466 51

507 22

81,511 71

1,448 2

Chandigarh

65,331 5

29 2

64,482 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,120 6

115 22

54,725 28

280

Sikkim

31,925 13

177 1

31,353 12

395

Nagaland

31,759 12

222 3

30,856 15

681

Ladakh

20,925 8

47 6

20,670 2

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,682 1

6 0

10,672 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,650 2

5 1

7,516 1

129

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