Bill Gates & Global Leaders Praise India’s Decisive Action In Vaccine Development

New Delhi: India’s leadership has received praise for decisive action and scientific innovation in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. India has approved two vaccines – Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and is ready for the world’s biggest vaccination drive.

“It’s great to see India’s leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in a tweet on Monday, tagging the Prime Minister’s Office.

World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also tweeted praising the country stating that India “continues to take decisive action & demonstrate its resolve to end #COVID19 pandemic”.

“As the world’s largest vaccine producer, it’s well placed to do so. If we #ACTogether, we can ensure effective & safe vaccines are used to protect the most vulnerable everywhere,” Ghebreyesus said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that only do “Make in India” products have global demand but also global acceptance. “World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination programme set to begin in India. For this, the country is proud of the contributions of its scientists and technicians,” PM Modi said.

He also assured the international community that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity which is the highest in the world will help all humanity in fighting the crisis.

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