Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda on Thursday said that India is saving the lives of people in many other countries of the world by sending COVID vaccines and developing the necessary infrastructure for the vaccination.
"In these tough times, India has been undertaking its global responsibility from the beginning. When airspace was closed in many countries, India took more than 1 lakh citizens to their countries & delivered essential medicines to more than 150 countries", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said through video conferencing.
He said that India has two made-in-India vaccines and our Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is committed toward global good and global supply chain. India has the capacity, capability, and reliability to strengthen the global supply chain.
"The forum will be relieved to know that in the time to come many more vaccines will come from India. And under the vaccination drive in just 12 days, India has vaccinated more than 2.3 million healthcare workers. In the next few months we will achieve our target of vaccinating 300 million elderly people and people with comorbidities", PM Modi said.
"Amid apprehensions, I have come before you with a message of confidence, positivity, and hope for the world on the behalf of more than 1.3 billion Indians", said PM Narendra Modi at World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda.
Some talked of 700-800 million infections, over 20 lakh deaths; but India did not let disappointment get better of it. Many around the world thought India would be the worst-affected country by COVID-19 and face a tsunami of corona infections. Looking at the condition of countries with better health infrastructure, the world was right in worrying about us, he added.
We transformed the fight against coronavirus into a people's movement; today. India is among the most successful in saving lives. We focussed on developing COVID-specific health infrastructure, trained our human resources, made full use of tech for testing and tracking, Prime Minister added.
India launched 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' with the resolve of increasing the capacity of our economy. India made one reform after the other to provide a high growth trajectory to the economy in this decade. These reforms were long-awaited, Prime Minister added.