Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday said that India is on the threshold of emerging as the global leader in the production and supply of vaccine for Covid-19.
She said that India has been supplying 60 per cent of the different vaccines for the world. It is the largest producer and supplier of the vaccines in the world. The world is looking at India for the massive production of Covid-19 vaccines and their suppliers across the globe.
The Governor was the chief guest at the 3rd Global Medical Excellence Event, organised by the World Tamil Organisation, UK, through the virtual model from the Raj Bhavan, here. She spoke on the topic of “Road to Recovery: Vaccinations and Mental Wellbeing” at the webinar.
Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan highlighted the need for having a robust vaccination plan to ensure vaccination of all the people with special emphasis on immunising the vulnerable sections on a priority basis.
“Today our Prime Minister visited three important vaccine research centres-Ahmedabad, Pune, and Hyderabad-and gave a morale booster to the scientists working relentlessly to come out the effective vaccine for the Covid-19. India will live up to its reputation as the Pharmacy of the World by scaling up its Covid-19 vaccine production and supply,” she added.
Referring to the massive disruption caused by the Covid-19 in all sectors, the Governor said the education sector was one of the worst affected with more than 50 crore children across the globe were out of the schools.
As the disruption and negative impact on many sectors was unprecedented due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she called for the strong and positive attitude for the mental wellbeing of the people to overcome the impact of the pandemic.
“Fighting against the pandemic and taking care of the physical and mental wellbeing of the people need to be taken up simultaneously. we need to adhere to preventive norms until we get vaccinated, as the virus is still virulent,” the Governor added.
Eminent speakers like the British- South India Council of Commerce Chairman, Virender Sharma, former union minister Dr A Ramdoss, Harvard Tamil Chair Co-Founder Dr Janaki Raman, Dr Prabhu Rajendran and Dr Cynthia Victor of World Tamil Organisation were among those who spoke at the event.