SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses all-party meeting called by him to discuss the Covid-19 situation, through video conferencing.
Floor leaders of all parties from the Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha had begun the virtual meeting, which included Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi from 10.30am onwards.
In the address he mentioned that Centre is in talks with State governments over the price of vaccine and decision regarding it will be taken keeping public health as topmost priority.
Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of making Covid vaccine. The world is keeping a watch on the cheapest & safe vaccine. That is why the world is watching India, added PM.
Modi said, “Experts believe that Covid vaccine will be ready in the next few weeks. As soon as scientists give a green signal, vaccination will start in India. Healthcare, frontline workers & elderly person suffering from serious diseases will be given priority in vaccination.”
He further added that, “Teams of Central & State govts are working together for vaccine distribution. India has the expertise & capacity in vaccine distribution & fare better compared to other nations. We’ve a very big & experienced network in the field of vaccination. We will fully exploit it.”
Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of making COVID vaccine. The world is keeping a watch on the cheapest & safe vaccine. That is why the world is watching India: PM Narendra Modi https://t.co/D1WWapSxkm
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2020
The floor leaders of different parties who are attending the meeting include Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Lok Sabha) and Ghulam Nabi Azad (Rajya Sabha) of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay (Lok Sabha) and Derek O’ Brien (Rajya Sabha) of the Trinamool Congress, Midhun Reddy (Lok Sabha) and Vijayasai Reddy (Rajya Sabha) of the YSR Congress Party.
This is the second all-party meeting called by the government to discuss the Covid-19 situation since the outbreak of the pandemic.The first meeting was held on April 20 amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.