Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited three indigenous Corona Vaccine manufacturing centres in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune to acquire first-hand
information about their endeavour to save humans from the dreaded virus. The government is preparing a roadmap for their nationwide distribution taking into account their quantum of availability and schedule of marketing. At Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad, he was briefed about the indigenous Corona Vaccine. PM Modi congratulated the scientists for their efforts . Their team is closely working with ICMR to facilitate speedy progress. His first was to Zydus Cadila Pharmaceutical’s vaccine development facility at Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad where he received updated information on ZycoV-D, a Covid19 vaccine candidate. Modi also visited the vaccine development and manufacturing facilities at Zydus Biotech Park accompanied by scientists. He also held meeting with Zydus Cadila Pharmaceutical’s scientists and reviewed the process of the vaccine development, its trials and timings of final rollout.PM Modi was welcomed by Pankaj Patel, Chairman and Shri Sharvil Patel, MD of Zydus Cadila Pharmaceuticals at the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad. Earlier, he was welcomed by Chief Secretary of Gujarat Anil Mukim at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad. Zydus Cadila is expected to submit the results of its Phase 2 trials next week which will ascertain the safety, dose and efficacy of the potential vaccine. It will also apply for Phase 3 clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in December. The company expects to introduce the vaccine by March next year. Later, he visited Serum Institute at Pune to review CoronaVaccine development progress.