Is India ready to deliver a vaccine to a billion people?9 min read . Updated: 13 Oct 2020, 08:16 AM IST
- Rolling out an immunization programme for covid-19 requires unprecedented preparation. What is India’s plan?
- There are many unknowns, such as the number and efficacy of vaccines in circulation. Also, funding the delivery would require up to $10 billion, a significant amount
NEW DELHI : On October 8, a day before government representatives met virtually with executives from about 20 syringe and needle manufacturers, an excel sheet was distributed by the office of the Drugs Controller General of India. The manufacturers had to fill in details around their annual production capacity, domestic supplies, exports over the past 18 months and whether the companies have additional capacity. The reason: the Union government is taking the first steps towards preparing for a mass covid-19 vaccination programme in 2021.
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