May 25,On Sunday, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced that they are planning to held clinical trial on 4 out of 14 COVID-19 vaccine candidates from India in the coming 3-5 months. “There are more than 100 candidates for developing a vaccine that is working at different levels.
He also added, “India is also actively contributing to that effort. We have 14 vaccine candidates that are working on different levels. Industry, academic world are contributing to it and our Ministry of Science is helping the Department of Biotechnology in all such efforts.”
The statement mentioning, “It’s very difficult to predict when a vaccine will come, but as a doctor, I can say that the process it involves, one year would be a modest estimate. Till the vaccine is not developed, people should use social vaccines like the mask and social distancing,” said Vardhan.
Also, the news of efforts led by The Centre and private firms to stop the spread of COVID-19, came out. They are stepping up to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic. The PM CARES Fund Trust will give ₹100 crore to develop the vaccine for the COVID-19.
To this blooming side, we look forward to have vaccines in our country as well and we battle the pandemic successfully.