Made in India COVID-19 vaccine soon: PM Modi

Made in India COVID-19 vaccine soon: PM Modi

"He will be remembered as a prime minister who served the goal of corporates", he said. "Prime Minister offered India's continued support to Nepal in this regard", the readout added.

She further said, "We live in an interconnected world where India's contribution must increase for the global good and this can be achieved only when we are strong from within". The National Digital Health Mission is being launched today.

The prime minister said there are numerous challenges in becoming self-reliant, but there are millions of solutions as well. "The present challenges faced due to the coronavirus are a glaring reminder that a robust public healthcare framework is imperative for keeping the health of the nation".

During the lockdown period, digital transactions witnessed a huge surge.

Deloitte India Partner and Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry Leader Charu Sehgal said the mission can be a very significant development in moving India's Healthcare to the next level.

Patients will give their doctors, or health providers, one-time access to this data during visits to the hospital or for consultation.

The Digital Health ID card will contain confidential medical data, such as prescriptions, diagnostic reports and discharge summaries. "Ficci has been working in this area for long and we congratulate the government for taking forward this initiative".

Referring to the digital India, he said the importance of the mission has been realised during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian government sources said the meet is "part of regular interaction between India and Nepal" and the mechanism was set up in 2016 to "review ongoing bilateral economic and development projects, and meets on a periodic basis". "When the coronavirus crisis broke out only 300 tests could be carried out in a day, but in a short period we have shown our strength and we have come to a point where we carried out seven lakh tests in a day", he said. This year, it was closed to the public because of COVID-19.

"When we will get green signal from scientists, we will do the production of vaccine at a mass-scale for which preparation are also ready", he vowed.

"We must strive to be the best in every field".

In another important announcement, Modi said that the National Infrastructure Pipeline Project would be undertaken with the investment of 1.10 lakh crore Indian Rupees (US$15.7 billion).

The prime minister reiterated plans to improve India's infrastructure by spending more than 110 trillion ($1.47 trillion) rupees on around 7000 projects, saying it will help revive economic growth by creating jobs and boosting small businesses.

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