Prime Minister concludes his tri-city tour for review of manufacture and development of the coronavirus vaccine
Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his tri-city tour of visiting facilities involved in the manufacture and development of the coronavirus vaccine. Firstly, he visited the Zydus Cadila Pharmaceutical’s vaccine development facility at Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad this morning and held meetings with Zydus Cadila Pharmaceutical’s scientists.From Ahmedabad the Prime Minister then flew to Hyderabad where he was briefed about indigenous COVID-19 vaccine at the Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad. After his brief visit to the Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad, he congratulated the scientists’ team for their progress in the trials so far. In a message, the PM said the Bharat Biotech team is closely working with ICMR to facilitate speedy progress. In his last stop of the single day tour, the PM visited Serum Institute in Pune this evening. His visit to Maharashtra based institute was considered significant as the institute which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for a COVID-19 vaccine, is in the advance trial of Covid vaccine development.