DrJitendra told the delegates that the enormous power of digital and information technology had been a key component of global response to COVID. He said, “Utilising India’s strength in the digital space, New Delhi decided to share with the world, India-developed Co-WIN App, to provide digital support to better organise vaccination drives. India has long been fostering Science Technology and Innovation and nurturing an enabling ecosystem to incubate and scale revolutionary ideas, help improve the quality of lives of people and provide solutions to global problems. This has become even more crucial in the current scenario.”
Referring to the global effort to overcome the challenges caused by the pandemic in the last two years, DrJitendra said that India emerged as a member of leading international scientific coalitions in vaccine research. “Our scientific community, along with the support of a robust pharmaceutical industry, have been successful in developing and producing safe, effective, and affordable vaccines, including the world’s first DNA based vaccine,” the Minister asserted.
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