New Delhi (Loksatya). Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with representatives of vaccine-making companies through video conferencing on Tuesday evening. A senior Health Ministry official said that during the meeting, Modi is expected to discuss the capacity addition of Kovid-19 vaccine.
The official said that on Monday, the government has decided to vaccinate people above 18 years of age in the third phase of vaccination from May 1, which will increase the demand for vaccines. Several states accused the lack of vaccine, stating that the vaccine shortage led to the closure of many despite the central government’s claim that there was no shortage of vaccines in the country.
After Kovishield and Kovacin, the government has approved the vaccination of Russia’s Sputnik-V third Kovid-19 vaccine ‘Gum-Kovid-Vac’ in emergency situations. Permission has been granted for emergency use of vaccines based on the recommendations of the Subject Expert Committee of the Drugs Controller General India (DCGI).
This will be Modi’s third interaction with these groups after doctors and pharma companies tomorrow. He also reviewed the availability status of oxygen in the country on 16 April.
Significantly, more than 12.72 crore people have been vaccinated by the Corona virus so far in the country.