Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is one of the countries that have succeeded in saving maximum lives.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the World Economic Forum’s online Davos Agenda Summit on Thursday, lauded India’s progress in battling the coronavirus pandemic and said that India’s success in saving lives has been a global good, and pledged to help other countries with more “made-in-India” vaccines.
Modi said: “India has in these times of crisis fulfilled its global responsibilities from the beginning by setting up infrastructure related to vaccination. So far only two made-in-India vaccines have been introduced, but in the future, many more vaccines will be made available.” He also said that the upcoming vaccines will help other nations attain a faster pace to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Modi also highlighted how India has beaten all odds in fighting the virus. He said that last year, many experts and organizations claimed that India will be the worst-affected country due to the virus.
“Today, India is among countries that have succeeded in saving the maximum lives. The country, which comprises 18% of the world’s population, has saved the world from disaster by bringing the situation under control,” said Modi.
PM Modi while talking about India’s massive vaccine drive said that the country started the world’s largest vaccination drive and administered vaccines to more than 2.3 million healthcare workers in just 12 days. He added: “In the next few months, we will achieve our target of vaccinating 300 million elderly people and people with comorbidities.”
Modi also talked about the economy and stated despite the Covid-19 lockdowns, India has continued its economic activities and created employment opportunities through infrastructure projects. He said that in recent times, India has stressed on reforms and incentive-based stimulus. He also said it has paced structural reforms in all sectors despite the pandemic. He added: “These reforms are being supported by Production Linked Incentive-schemes.”
“We stressed on saving every single life. India, now, is walking ahead to become aatmanirbhar (self-reliant),” said Modi.
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