July 22, 2020
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik talked to Adar Poonwalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India Via Video conferencing regarding the progress of the COVID vaccine.
CM expressed his gratitude as the Serum Institute of India joined hands with Oxford University to develop the COVID vaccine. He fully gives his alliance to begin early vaccination in Odisha as a priority, once necessary clearances are obtained.
He also congratulated the CEO for the recent promising results on the COVID vaccine published in ‘The Lancet’. He further ensured that the Odisha Government will be in constant touch with the Institute for this vaccination purpose and will support fully.
The Chief Minister also praised the philanthropic activities carried out by Poonawalla. The institute is trying its best to have the COVID vaccine by tying up with various research institutions across the world.
Adar Poonwalla was also overwhelmed and shared his appreciations to Odisha’s CM for getting in touch with the institute to know about the progress of Vaccine developments and regarding the results published in the Lancet.
The company will be applying for special permission to start the vaccine in the country once the process of actual human trial in India is done. If the process is failed at the last stage then it is a risk for commercially.
He stated that the Oxford university vaccine has delivered promising results in the first trial phrase. The next trial will presumably start in mid-August in India.
And by considering the results the vaccine will be ready by October or November this year. Once the vaccine procedure is cleared and ready for the release, he will be in touch with the Odisha government to carry forward this collaboration.
Article Written By Dikhya Mohanty
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