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India Needs to Stand on Guard in Months to Come as Well against Covid-19: WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Appreciating India’s comprehensive and cohesive war against Corona, WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan said that there will be a need to stand on guard in the months to come as well.

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Dr Swaminathan observed during her recent meeting with Dr Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.

The former ICMR Head also discussed various aspects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as well as a wide range of other issues with the minister.

Emphasising on the importance of mass vaccination through easy availability and accessibility, Dr Swaminathan said that even though the vaccine may not be able to provide absolute protection against different variants of virus, it can certainly reduce the risk of death and complications. The minister informed her that with the personal intervention and day-to-day personal monitoring by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has undertaken the fastest and the largest vaccination drive. On the call of Prime Minister Modi, people from all sections of the society are coming forward to cooperate.

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