Surat: With the Congress raising doubts over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan termed people with such mentality as ‘mandh buddhi’.
The Union Minister said those doubting efficacy of Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin are ‘mentally challenged’.
“Those who have mand buddhi (are mentally challenged) and those who don’t have faith in the scientists and power of India are making such baseless statements,” Pradhan said.
“These vaccines are a special achievement of Indian companies and our scientists. People have welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative. Some mentally challenged people will never improve, especially the leadership of the Congress, which finds fault in everything,” he added.
His statement comes on the backdrop of some Opposition leaders questioning the drug regulator’s ‘hasty’ approval for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxi pointing out that the indigenously-developed COVID-19 vaccine was yet to complete the final stage of human clinical trials.
Pradhan was speaking a function in Surat.