India is proud of indigenous vaccine: Governor

Hyderabad: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday said that the country is proud of its indigenous vaccine and the vaccine makers.

“Our country is safe due to the successful vaccination on a massive scale. Our country has registered phenomenal success in vaccine development, production, administration, and its supply to other countries,” she added.

The Governor was speaking at the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Hyderabad chapter event, here.

As part of the FLO event, the Governor honoured the Bharat Biotech‘s Dr. Krishna Ella and Ms. Suchitra Ella for their contribution in coming up with the indigenous vaccine to fight COVID-19.

“I am very happy to felicitate the Ella couple for their tremendous work and successfully producing the COVAXIN against all odds. They were successful in overcoming criticism, hurdles, and cynicism in the process of making the country’s indigenous vaccine,” she added.

The Governor stated that India came a long way from a state of waiting for the vaccine imports from developed countries stage to that of vaccine exporting nation, this is all possible because of the relentless efforts of our scientists and the vaccine manufacturers.

She stated that our country had successfully taken up the world’s largest vaccination drive and had administered more than 180 crore vaccine doses and had also supplied the vaccine doses to around 150 countries across the globe.

On the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan emphasized on the need to promote women’s entrepreneurship and create more opportunities for women to make their own mark in the field of entrepreneurship.

The Governor congratulated the FLO, Hyderabad Chapter, on the successful completion of 20 years and for working for the cause of women empowerment.

FLO, Hyderabad Chapter Chairperson Uma Chigurupati and other senior functionaries of the organization were present. (INN)

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