New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Varanasi on Friday at 1:15 PM via video conferencing. The participants in the interaction will share their first-hand experience of vaccination.
The interaction follows continuous dialogue and discussion by the Prime Minister with scientists, political leaders, officials, and other stakeholders to proactively ensure smooth conduct of the world’s largest vaccination drive.
PM Modi on Thursday took to microblogging site Twitter and wrote, “The world’s largest vaccination drive is underway in India. Our frontline warriors are getting vaccinated across the nation. At 1:15 PM tomorrow, 22nd January, I would interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators of Covid vaccination drive in Varanasi, via video conferencing.”
“This interaction would give first-hand opportunity to hear their experiences as well as feedback. I would urge you all to watch tomorrow’s interaction,” he added.
Meanwhile, at least five people (Construction workers) were killed in the fire that broke out at an under-construction building at Serum Institute’s Pune campus on Thursday.
The fire allegedly started from welding works that were going on at the building. Inflammable materials were stored in the building which aggravated the fire. Maharashtra orders probe into SII fire that killed 5; COVID-19 vaccine plant safe
PM tweeted, “Anguished by the loss of lives due to an unfortunate fire at the @SerumInstIndia. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. I pray that that injured recover at the earliest.”
Serum Institute of India, CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted, “We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation, we have learned that there has unfortunately been some loss of life at the incident. We are deeply saddened and offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the departed.”
He confirmed that there has been no loss in vaccine manufacturing. He wrote, “I would like to reassure all governments & the public that there would be no loss of #COVISHIELD production due to multiple production buildings that I had kept in reserve to deal with such contingencies at @SerumInstIndia. Thank you very much @PuneCityPolice & Fire Department.”