New Delhi: As the DCGI on Sunday approved the corona vaccines developed by the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan termed it as “a watershed moment” in Indian battle against the virus.
“A watershed moment in India’s famed battle against #COVID19 under the charismatic leadership of Hon’ble PM Narendramodi Ji ! Our wait for COVID19vaccine is over with COVISHIELD from Serum Institute of India & COVAXIN from Bharat Biotech approved for emergency use in India”, tweeted the Central Minister.
“These vaccines are a fitting tribute to our corona warriors! My heartfelt gratitude to all healthcare professionals & frontline workers for their exemplary efforts during these unprecedented times. Congratulations to all the scientists & researchers for their untiring efforts”, added the Minister.
Earlier the day, the Drug Controller General of India had granted permission for the Corona Vaccines developed by the Serum Institute and Bharat BioTech for restricted emergency usage.