Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed an all-party meeting called by him to discuss the coronavirus situation in India, COVID-19 vaccine through video conferencing.
PM Narendra Modi said that "Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of making COVID-19 vaccine.
"The world is keeping a watch on the cheapest and safe vaccine. That is why the world is watching India," he said.
Talking about the coronavirus situation in India, PM Modi said that "Experts believe that COVID-19 vaccine will be ready in the next few weeks."
As soon as scientists give a green signal, vaccination will start in India, he said, adding that "Healthcare, frontline workers and the elderly person suffering from serious diseases will be given priority in vaccination."
Centre is in talks with State governments over the price of vaccine and decision regarding it will be taken keeping public health as the topmost priority, the PM said.
He further said that teams of Central and State govts are working together for vaccine distribution.
"India has the expertise and capacity in vaccine distribution and fare better compared to other nations. We have a very big and experienced network in the field of vaccination. We will fully exploit it," he added.
"I appeal to leaders of all political parties to send your suggestions in writing. I assure you that they will be considered seriously," he said.