American scientist says – ‘India has rescued the world from Coronavirus’
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines by India in collaboration with leading global institutions has “rescued the world” from the deadly coronavirus and the contributions by the country must not be underestimated, a top Americam scientist has stated.
India is called the pharmacy of the world during the Covid-19 pandemic with its vast experience and deep knowledge in medicine. The country is one of the world’s biggest drug-makers and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring coronavirus vaccines.
India’s drugs regulator gave emergency use authorisation to Covishield, produced by Pune-based Serum Institute of India after securing licence from British pharma company AstraZeneca, and Covaxin, indigenously developed jointly by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and Indian Council of Medical Research scientists.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 25 February lauded India’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “supporting” vaccine equity. He also urged other countries to follow India’s example.
India has provided 5.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries. The vaccines were sent to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles.