Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on the 74th Independence Day today, said that three coronavirus vaccines are in the testing stage in the country and it is geared up for mass production once there is a green signal from scientists.
"Today three vaccines are in testing stages in India. As soon as the scientists give a green signal, the country will begin their large scale production," PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister also talked about the steps taken to increase the number of labs and production of protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He said when coronavirus broke out, there was only one testing lab in the country and the number has now gone up to 1,400.
PM Modi also announced that a National Digital Health Mission would be announced soon, in which every citizen would get a health ID. PM Modi, during his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, said that the mission will bring a "revolution" in the health sector in the country.
"From today a new campaign is going to start in the country. It is the National Digital Health Mission. National Digital Health Mission will bring a new revolution in the health sector in India," the Prime Minister said.
"One Health ID will have the information of every test, every disease, which medicine was prescribed to you by which doctor, what the reports were," Modi added. Earlier, the Prime Minister hailed people in the frontline of the battle against coronavirus, saying "corona warriors have lived the mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served the people of the country.
Addressing the nation on the 74th Independence Day, the Prime Minister said it is an occasion to remember freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the freedom of the country.