The Ministry of External Affairs is organizing a visit for Foreign Heads of Missions to leading biotech companies in Hyderabad, Bharat Biotech, and Biological E today.
More than 60 HoMs are expected to see firsthand the development works regarding the Covid vaccine by Indian companies.
This is the first such visit and it will be followed by such visits to facilities in other cities also.
Earlier on November 6th, a briefing to the Head of missions was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs to apprise them on India’s management of COVID-19, its vaccine development programme, software, and related issues of vaccine delivery system and international cooperation.
During the briefing, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had told the envoys that India is looking forward to research collaboration in the field of vaccine development. “Based on willingness, we may also go for joint production of vaccines in some countries.
We have already conducted online training sessions for nearly 90 participants from 8 neighbouring countries to develop capacity in clinical trials and clinical practices.
Based on demand, we can conduct more such training courses.” said the Foreign Secretary.
India has been contributing significantly to global efforts against COVID 19 pandemic.
There is a lot of interest in India’s vaccine development efforts. India is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.
PM Modi, on many occasions in the past, had reiterated India’s commitment to the global good in the fight against Covid.
He has also assured the world that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis.