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“Never exported vaccines at the cost of the people of India”, says Adar Poonawalla

The Serum Institute of India company exported covid-19 across only when the health experts believe that the country was “turning the tide on the pandemic” said the CEO of SII Adar Poonawalla.

The Centre Government faced huge criticism regarding its vaccination strategy. As the opposition parties were questioning, why Covid-19 vaccines exported in the early days of the vaccination drive. Even after knowing that the vaccine acts as an essential weapon of the fight against the pandemic. Across the national capital region, the posters pasted asking PM Narendra Modi over the vaccine shortage in the country.“Modiji hamare bachhon ki vaccine Videsh Kyun bhej Diya (Modi Ji, why did you send the vaccines meant for our children to foreign countries?)” these lines were portrayed on posters. In the capital 25 arrested by Delhi Police with these posters.

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Adar Poonawalla Reaction On Vaccine Crisis In India:

After all this, the CEO Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday, the CEO of SII vocalized that his firm “never exported vaccines at the cost of the people of India”. He also added the population of India is very vast, the India vaccination drive cannot be completed in 2 or 3 months. Along with several factors and challenges involved. But it would take around 2-3 years for the entire world population to get vaccinated.

At the time of January, when the vaccines launched there was a stockpile in India. Also, the covid-19 cases were all-time low when compared. Along with this, the vaccination drive started successfully at that time. But at the same time, other Nations were in acute crisis and in desperate need of help. Thus, India extended help to other nations. He further added that geographical and political boundaries cannot limit the pandemic. As if the virus is not defeated on a global scale no one will be safe. Specifically, we have to stay United to fight the pandemic. Further in defend, he said that his firm never exported vaccines at the cost of people in India. Still, are trying everything possible to help in the vaccination drive and are committed to their words.

Kritika Agarwal

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