Two Indian companies in clinical trial phase for Covid-19 vaccine : Health minister
India has put up a strong fight against Covid-19 and continues to battle the pandemic with determination, Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said during the launch of Compendium on ‘CSIR Technologies for Covid-19 Mitigation’ on Friday.
Dr. Vardhan hailed the technological advancements and innovations by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) against Covid-19 and lauded the hard work put in by the country’s scientists and experts.
“India is not behind. We have fought the pandemic in full force. Two Indian companies have reached the clinical trial phase for the Covid-19 vaccine. It is a matter of pride,” the minister said.
Dr. Vardhan said that India as been supplying hydroxychloroquine to around 150 nations. “The virus is unpredictable, but we have been making strong effort to battle it,” he said.
The health minister emphasized the improving rate of Covid-19 recovery in the country and said that over 10 lakh patients across India have beaten the virus.
“Others on a road to recovery as well,” he said.