- Poonawalla said that the countries making the vaccine need to work together.
- He emphasized on making the strategy keeping in mind the long term rather than the short term.
- He discussed plans to deal with Corona at the India Global Forum 2021.
Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla discussed the challenges related to the supply of the vaccine. He also explained what needs to be done to deal with the situation. While addressing the India Global Forum 2021 on Wednesday, he said what kind of challenges he had to face as the CEO of a vaccine manufacturing company.
He said that the second wave of corona in India proved to be more deadly. To deal with the situation, he employed more and more employees in all his plants to make vaccines. He said that to deal with the situation arising out of Corona, those countries which have more capacity to make vaccines will have to come forward.
Poonawalla said that countries capable of producing more vaccines like America (US), England (UK), India (India) and China (China) need to make special strategies. He said, “I have always advocated for working together at the global level in the fight against Corona. We have to move in this direction with global regulations and set standards. I am sure we agree on such a standard. Which will be acceptable to all. This will save us a lot of time.”
The CEO of Serum Institute (SII) said that countries of the world can work together to develop long-term capability. He said, “This epidemic is expected to end in 2-3 years. In such a situation, we have to build the production capacity of the vaccine on a large scale. There may be another epidemic in five years. Then we have to start things afresh. Why should we develop capacity for the next 15 years.”
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