India's vaccine production capacity is best asset world has today, says UN chief
NEW YORK: Calling for India to play a major role in global vaccination campaign, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday termed the vaccine production capacity of India as the "best asset" that the world has today.
Addressing reporters here, the UN chief said, "I know that in India there is a very high level of production of Indian developed vaccines. We are in contact with Indian institutions for that. We strongly hope that India will have all the instruments that are necessary to play a major role in making sure that a global vaccination is campaign is made possible."
"I think that the production capacity of India is the best asset that the world has today. I hope the world understands that it must be fully used," he added.
UN chief's statement comes as India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavir s vaccine to neighbouring countries.
Addressing a weekly briefing, External Affairs Ministry (EAM) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday said India plans to gift vaccines doses to Oman, CARICOM countries, Nicaragua, Pacific Island states.
Srivastava said New Delhi plans to supply 1 crore or 10 million vaccine doses to Africa and 10 lakh to United Nations health workers under GAVI's (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) COVAX facility.
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Well said, India is a great asset for the world
Ever since the pandemic I have not seen a single occasion when India did not helped the international community despite our difficulties
Very well said. Without Modiji none of these achievements are possible. Jai Hind.
i think for this Gesture our PM should be given the Nobel Peace Price ..!
hahaha peace prize for fekuuu the separatist
Hasn't Rahul returned yet from the temple?
Modi is still beating vessels.
all credit goes to private pharmaceutical companies of India... they are the one manufacturing
In India vaccines are produced by serum institute of India
Far more work needs to be done in rural health care sector.
Well, we are moving in that direction
And that's the asset that is trying very hard to destroy - last week's fire at SII facility being the first failed attempt to sabotage this capacity
I am happy that we are the front runner in vaccine production. Mr. Modi as PM has shown to the world how any country with such capacity should behave in a time like this
world is recognising in Modi era.
the problem with Indian Go nment is they praise themselves for the development they cm. They cm about the gift of vaccines to other countries. It is definitely true that they did good job and let the world praise India.
We can change world with manufacturing abilities...
Congress made India the Pharma of the world! Now what Modi has done?
even you alsi born in Congress era so credit go to congress lol
SII and Bharat Biech are private companies, nothing to do with Congress or BJP. TATA steel was established in 1800s, did British established it ?
India is the global hub for medicine , especially carona vaccine invention made india a vishwa guru and the whole world come under one umbrella to praise indian achievement in the field of carona medicine.