On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Ahmedabad as part of his three-city visit to review the vaccine development for Corona virus.
PM Modi proceeded to pharma major Zydus Cadila’s plant near Ahmedabad from airport to get information about its vaccine development.
The plant is located in the Changodar industrial area, over 20 km from Ahmedabad. Zydus Cadila has announced that the phase-I clinical trial of its vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D was over and it has commenced phase-II clinical trials from August.
Following this, PM Modi to visit Bharat Biotech’s facility at Hyderabad where he is scheduled to visit vaccine maker. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is undergoing phase-3 trials.
After his visit to Hyderabad, PM will proceed to Pune, where he will visit the Serum Institute of India (SII), which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for the corona virus vaccine development.
“The Prime Minister will reach Serum Institute campus around 4.30 p.m” said an official. “There PM Modi will know about the Vaccine’s launch, production and distribution mechanism. The PM will fly back to Delhi in the evening” he added.