SynopsisModi tweeted that the meeting discussed important issues related to the progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement.COVID-19 Vaccine research in last stage, prepare for distribution plan: PM Modi to State CMsNew Delhi: Prime Minister Modi on Friday reviewed India’s preparedness for the delivery, distribution and administration of Covid-19 vaccines. He directed that a time-bound plan be laid out for speedy regulatory clearances and timely procurement for early rollout of the vaccination drive.

The PM was informed that five vaccines were in advanced stages of development in India — four of them in Phase II/III studies and one in Phase-I/II.

The PM reviewed aspects of emergency use authorisation and manufacture and procurement of medicine, the PMO said in a statement. “As the results of these Phase III trials from national and international vaccines arrive, our robust and independent regulators will speedily and rigorously examine these for according authorisation for use,” the statement said.

“In an effort to administer the vaccine at the first available opportunity, database of healthcare and frontline workers, augmentation of cold chains and procurement of syringes, needles, etc., are in advanced stages of preparation. The vaccination supply chain is being enhanced and non-vaccine supplies are being escalated. Medical and nursing students and faculty will be involved in training and implementation of the vaccination programme. Every step is being steadily put in place to ensure that vaccines reach every location and person as per the prioritisation principles,” the PMO said.

The PM was told that the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19, in consultation with states and all relevant stakeholders, had accelerated the efforts towards vaccination of priority groups in the first phase. A digital platform for vaccine administration and distribution has been prepared, and test runs are underway in partnership with state and district-level stakeholders.

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