India better equipped to vaccinate masses with COVID-19 vaccine: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that healthcare and frontline workers and the elderly suffering from serious diseases will be inoculated on priority when the vaccine against the coronavirus disease is available.

During, an all-party meet to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country, the Prime minister said the Centre was in talks with state governments over the price of the vaccine and the decision regarding it would be taken keeping public health as the topmost priority.

"Experts believe that a Covid vaccine will be ready in the next few weeks. As soon as scientists give a green signal, vaccination will start in India. Healthcare and frontline workers and the elderly suffering from serious diseases will be given priority in vaccination", Modi said during the meeting.

“Teams of central and state governments are working together for vaccine distribution. India has the expertise and capacity in vaccine distribution and fares better compared to other nations. We have a very big and experienced network in the field of vaccination. We will fully exploit it", PM said.

 

 

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