‘Diwali of Aatmanirbhar Bharat’: Health minister hails PM Modi for Covaxin’s WHO approval

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“This is a sign of capable leadership. This is the story of Modiji’s resolution. This is the language of the faith of Indians. This is the Diwali of a self-reliant India,” the health minister wrote thanking WHO for granting emergency use listing to Made-in-India Covaxin.

As Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin got emergency use approval from the World Health Organization, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and said this will be self-reliant India’s Diwali this year. After a long wait for months, the emergency use approval has been granted to India’s first home-grown vaccine against Covid-19, just a day before Diwali.

“This is a sign of capable leadership. This is the story of Modiji’s resolution. This is the language of the faith of Indians. This is the Diwali of a self-reliant India,” the health minister wrote thanking WHO for granting emergency use listing to Made-in-India Covaxin.

The WHO approval is a major recognition of the work of the Indian scientists as this is the first vaccine against Covid-19 developed and manufactured in India. Following WHO’s decision, many countries are likely to open their doors for people vaccinated with Covaxin. At the same time, it will allow Bharat Biotech to export Covaxin.

Bharat Biotech started sharing data with WHO from early July and a decision was expected in October. But a delay in the process created uncertainty over Covaxin’s international status.

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