Adar Poonawala said there are many agreements and challenges related to the vaccination campaign in India. It will take 2-3 years for the entire world population to be fully vaccinated.
Mumbai: Rising cases of corona outbreak across the world have added to people’s woes. Corona has also caused havoc in India. Meanwhile, serious discussions are underway between the Central Government and the India Vaccine Institute on vaccine exports. “We, India, are one of the two most populous countries in the world,” said Adar Poonawala, CEO of Serum. In a country with such a large population, vaccination cannot be completed in 2-3 months. He said it would take two to three years to complete vaccinations worldwide.
Adar Poonawala said that there are many agreements and challenges related to the vaccination campaign in India. It will take 2-3 years for the entire world population to be fully vaccinated. In January 2021 we had a large stock of vaccines.
Our vaccination campaign was successfully launched and the number of incidents reported daily is at an all-time low. At that stage, most people, including health experts, believed that the epidemic situation in India was changing.
Why is vaccine export important?
Adar Poonawala said that many other countries in the world are facing a dire crisis and they are in dire need of help. Our government has supported them wherever possible.
Today, India is supplied with medical oxygen and other supplies from other countries. One of the reasons is the export of this vaccine from India. So we are also committed to helping the world.
The extent of epidemics is not limited to political boundaries.
Adar Poonawala said that the epidemic is not limited to geographical or political boundaries, we should also understand this. As long as no one can defeat this virus globally, we will not be safe.