Prime Minister Modi while addressing the Global Vaccine e-Summit hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expressed solidarity with the World in these challenging times. Global e-summit saw over 50 countries participation, including business leaders, UN agencies, civil society, government ministers, Heads of State and country leaders participated. India has pledged 15 million dollar for international vaccine alliance.
PM Modi said, India’s civilization teaches to see the world as one family and that during this pandemic it had tried to live upto this teaching. He said India did it so by sharing the country’s available stocks of medicines with over 120 countries, by forging a common response strategy in its immediate neighborhood and by providing specific support to countries that sought it, while also protecting India’s own vast population. Prime Minister said the COVID19 pandemic, in someways, has exposed the limitations of global cooperation and that for the first time in recent history, the human kind faces a clear common enemy.
He said in order to expand protection, India has added six new vaccines to its National Immunization Programme. PM Modi also elaborated that India had digitized its entire vaccine supply line and developed an electronic vaccine intelligence network to monitor the integrity of its cold chain. India is the world’s foremost producers of vaccine and caters to immunization of 60% world’s children population worldwide.