Nitin Gadkari : Give license to 10 companies to make vaccine instead of one, if our need is fulfilled, then export
Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has advised his own government about the shortage of the vaccine. He said that the government should allow 10 companies to make vaccines instead of one. Gadkari was holding video conferencing with the vice-chancellors of the universities on Tuesday. During this time, he made this suggestion.
Gadkari said - If there is demand for more vaccine than supply, then it is difficult to come. Instead of one company, the government should approve 10 companies for vaccine production. Let them supply in the country and then when we have the surplus vaccine, then these companies will then export abroad. This work should be done in 10-15 days.
Gadkari said that when I was saying these things yesterday, I did not know that Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Mansukh Mandavia had already given information about the government's efforts to increase vaccine production. He also told me that the government is making vaccines in 12 different plants and companies. I congratulated him and said that your team is working in the right direction.
Gadkari said that India still has to procure raw materials for medicines from abroad. We want to build a self-reliant India. All districts in India should be self-sufficient in terms of medical oxygen. He said that the country's health sector is currently going through a deep crisis. During the epidemic, we have to keep morale strong while remaining positive.