Prime Minister Narendra Modi said three coronavirus vaccines are at different stages of trials and a roadmap is ready for production and distribution to every Indian in his Independence Day address today.
PM Modi also announced that a National Digital Health Mission would be announced soon, in which every citizen would get a health ID.
“Today in India, not one, or two, but three vaccines are in the stage of testing. As soon as there is a green signal from scientists, the country is prepared to produce it in large numbers. How the vaccine will reach every Indian in the least amount of time – we have a roadmap ready for that,” the Prime Minister said.
On the National Digital Health Mission, PM Modi said: “Every Indian will get a Health ID card. Every time you visit a doctor or a pharmacy, everything will be logged in this health card in your profile on a national scale. From the doctor’s appointment to the medication advised, everything will be available in your health profile.”
PM Modi was delivering his seventh consecutive Independence Day speech from the iconic Red Fort.
He began his speech with a tribute to corona warriors. “We are passing through strange times. Today, I don’t see children here at the Red Fort because of the pandemic we are facing. On behalf of the entire nation, I want to thank the efforts of all corona-warriors. All those healthcare workers, doctors and nurses, who have worked tirelessly to serve the nation,” said the Prime Minister.
“In this corona crisis, many families have been affected, many have lost their lives. I know, with the resolve of 130 crore Indians, we will defeat this crisis,” PM Modi said.