New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the nation on the approval of the vaccines of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, saying it was a decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited fight against Corona.
In a series of tweets, Modi also expressed gratitude towards corona warriors just minutes after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) granting approval to the emergency use of Bharat Biotech’s indigenously manufactured Corona vaccine ‘Covaxin’ and ‘Covishield’ manufactured by Serum Institute of India, Pune.
‘A decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited fight! DCGI granting approval to vaccines of @SerumInstIndia and @BharatBiotech accelerates the road to a healthier and COVID-free nation. Congratulations India. Congratulations to our hardworking scientists and innovators’ read one of his tweets.
‘It would make every Indian proud that the two vaccines that have been given emergency use approval are made in India! This shows the eagerness of our scientific community to fulfill the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, at the root of which is care and compassion,’ he said in another tweet.
‘We reiterate our gratitude to doctors, medical staff, scientists, police personnel, sanitation workers, and all Corona warriors for the outstanding work done, that too in adverse circumstances. We will remain eternally grateful to them for saving many lives,’ he said.
Eleven months after the first case of the coronavirus pandemic was detected in the country, DCGI chief V.G. Somani on Sunday approved the new vaccines.