Prime Minister chairs all-party meet to discuss Covid-19 situation

Addressing the all party meeting Mr. Modi informed that Indian scientists are confident of coming up with a vaccine against the corona virus in the next few weeks. He said, eight possible vaccine candidates are under different phases of trials in the country.  The Prime Minister said that the world is looking towards India for a cost efficient and effective vaccine against the pandemic. The Prime Minister informed that the vaccination programme in the country will commence after a nod from the research scientists. He said, the country has a robust network for such massive vaccination programmes and appropriate cold storage facilities are also being added for proper storage and supply of the vaccines. He said, vaccines will be first administered to the health care workers and frontline corona warriors.He informed that the detailed priority list for the vaccination programme will be prepared with the assistance of the State and Union Territory governments. He further said that the pricing of the vaccine will be decided only after due consultation with the state governments keeping public healthcare as the topmost priority. He urged everyone to continue Jan-bhagidari as the country is on the verge to undertake one of the largest vaccination programmes. Mr. Modi asked authorities to sensitise people about the vaccination programme by giving right information as he said, rumour-mongering becomes rampant whenever such exercises are undertaken on a massive scale. The all party meet which lasted for around three hours was attended by floor leaders of both Houses of Parliament. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Harsh Vardhan were also present in the meeting. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay , DMK leader T R Baalu, NCP patron Sharad Pawar and party leaders from other political parties participated in the virtual meeting.