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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets Indian COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers, Stresses On Furthering Research

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers , within two days of the country achieving a key milestone of administering 100 crore doses of the jabs, official sources said.

As per PTI report , during the meeting, Modi discussed various issues including furthering the vaccine research, sources said.

Representatives from seven vaccine makers — Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Zydus Cadila, Biological E, Gennova Biopharma and Panacea Biotech — participated in the meeting.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar were also present in the meeting.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 101.30 crore, according to the latest health ministry data.

On October 21, India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark, resulting in celebratory events across various parts.

More than 75 per cent of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with nine states and union territories administering the first dose to all eligible people.

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