India emerges as World’s pharmacy, PM Modi says

AS India is going ahead to launch a massive nationwide covid-19 vaccination drive from January 16 brushing aside scepticism by some opposition leaders, the diverse nation has emerged as the world’s pharmacy.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said being the pharmacy of the world, India has supplied important medicines to all those in need in the world in the past and is also doing so now. The world is not only waiting for Indian vaccines but is also watching how India runs the world’s biggest vaccination program”. Solutions prepared by India will benefit the entire world, the prime minister said, adding the country’s pharma industry has shown that if the nation is capable in any field, this helps everyone. “Be it our tech industry or the pharma industry, India has always been at the forefront of helping mitigate global challenges.” The country is ready with two locally manufactured COVID-19 vaccines to “protect” humanity. the world is not only waiting for them but also watching as to how India runs the globe’s biggest vaccination program.  He urged Indian diaspora to use more and more made-in-India products, saying it will inspire confidence among those living around them to use these items as well. Indian diaspora has a crucial role in boosting ‘brand India’ as the country advances towards self-reliance, the prime minister said. The country is among the nations with the lowest fatality rate and the highest recovery rate. “Lauding the contribution of Indian diaspora to the country they live in, Modi said he spoke to a number of heads of states in recent months, and they especially noted as to how Indians, be it doctors, paramedics or other citizens, have served their society. Modi said he felt very proud about the praise for Indian diaspora and also lauded them for their contributions to the PM-CARES Fund, which has been used to boost health infrastructure in the country. India is using technology to defeat corruption and crores of rupees are being directly transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts.

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