India has managed to vaccinate 1 million people within just one week
Bengaluru: In a development that makes our heart swell with pride, India has managed to vaccinate 16 lakh people within just one week.
India managed to vaccinate around 10 lakh people in six days. The United Kingdom took 18 days and United States took 10 days to reach the same mark.
At the same time, India – deemed to be the vaccine pharmacy of the world – has and will export corona vaccine to several countries. Earlier there were speculations that it might suspend exports due to meet domestic demands.
It is to be noted that India produces 60% of the world’s vaccines and countries wait with bated breath to receive it.
Serum Institute of India Ltd. and Bharat Biotech International Ltd are all set to supply the vaccines.
India has approved Covishield and Covaxin for emergency use.
He had given a call for ‘vocal for local’ as well.
As reported by Times Now, here is a list of countries India will export the vaccine to:
Brazil even sent a thank you note to India as it received the doses.
When the Prime Minister launched the Atmanirbhar Bharat, he stressed on the fact that local talents must be nurtured and honoured and that India should not necessarily be an inward-looking country.
Rahul Chhabra, secretary (economic relations) to the MEA had this to say about it:
"It is certainly not inward looking", he had said adding the programme also underscores the government's faith in the private sector to deliver.
"The world has seen the danger of relying on one country. Messages have also been sent to Indian missions abroad to promote the country as an alternative low-cost sourcing destination".
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Last Updated Jan 24, 2021, 3:19 PM IST