Corona vaccine: PM Narendra Modi has said that both of our corona vaccines approved by India are more effective than other vaccines in the world. The Prime Minister said this on Monday in a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the states through video conferencing. He said that the two vaccines which have been given emergency use authorization are both made in India. When we go to the second phase in which people above 50 years of age will get vaccinated, by then we will have more options (of vaccine).
PM said that both our vaccines are more cost effective than other vaccines in the world. We can imagine that if India had to depend on foreign vaccine for vaccine, then we get so much trouble that we cannot even imagine it. He said that after discussing with you, it has been decided who will be given priority in vaccination. First of all, the vaccine will be given to those people who are engaged day and night in the service of the people like our health care workers, then the frontline workers like cleaning workers etc. are being vaccinated in the first phase. There are about three crore health care workers and frontline workers in the country. It has been decided that the State Governments will not bear any burden on the expenditure that will be incurred on the vaccination of these three crore people.