Health Desk-18 October,2020: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said there are requests from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Qatar and Bhutan for clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine.
Indian scientists and research teams are collaborating and strengthening research capacities in neighbouring countries -- Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Mauritius, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Three vaccines are at the advanced stages of development in India and two of them are in Phase-II and one is in Phase-III.
In an effort to help the global community, Modi directed that they should not limit their efforts to their immediate neighbourhood but also reach out to the entire world in providing vaccines, medicines and IT platforms for the vaccine delivery system.
Modi was reviewing the Covid-19 pandemic situation in his country and the preparedness of vaccine delivery, distribution, and administration, according to the Press Information Bureau of India.
The meeting was attended by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Principal Secretary to PM, Member (Health) NITI Aayog, Principal Scientific Advisor, Senior Scientists, officers of PMO, and other departments of the Indian government.