New Delhi: In the year 2020, the coronavirus pandemic caused a lot of havoc all over the world, but the year 2021 has brought happiness for India.
The foreign coronavirus vaccine was first approved for tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and the indigenous vaccine was approved on Saturday. A panel of experts has recommended the approval of the first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine to be used in emergency situations.
According to sources, the Central Pharmaceutical Standards Control Organization has said in its recommendation that the use of Bharat Biotech covaccine may be approved. In such a situation, it has been almost decided that the vaccination campaign against coronavirus will start in the country from January 14, the day of Makar Sankranti.
Two good news received in two days
Earlier, KoviShield, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, was allowed to be used in emergency in India from January 1, 2021 on the first day of the new year . KoviShield is also being produced by the Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer Serum Institute of India.
Pune-based Serum Institute in Maharashtra is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer in terms of production. In this way, Kovyshield is a country-made vaccine, while Kovikshine is both developed and manufactured in the country. It has been developed by Bharat Biotech with the help of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
While giving this information, the Ministry of Health said that the thematic expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization recommended the application for early approval of the vaccine on behalf of Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech International Limited. Has sent The ministry also said that Cadila Healthcare Ltd. CDSCO has also recommended the approval of the Phase III clinical trial of the vaccine candidate.
Know when vaccination campaign will begin
However, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday that a vaccination campaign will be started against the Covid-19 pandemic from the day of Makar Sankranti in the state.
It has become clear now that the approval of two coronavirus vaccines on consecutive days has cleared the way for the vaccination campaign. Experts have also said that the vaccination campaign can be started a week after the last approval for the use of the coronavirus vaccine.