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Kejriwal lauds scientists and doctors after DCGI nod to two Covid vaccines

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that approval for the emergency use of two "made in India" vaccines will give a positive direction to the country's fight against coronavirus

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interaction with traders in New Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister on Sunday said that approval for the emergency use of two "made in India" vaccines will give a positive direction to the country's fight against

Congratulating the countrymen, Kejriwal saluted the scientists and doctors for the achievement.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)on Sunday approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of for restricted emergency use in the country.

"Congratulations to all the countrymen.Approval by DCGI to emergency use of two made in India vaccines will give a positive direction to the country's fight against corona. Salute to the scientists and doctors whose hard work helped us reach here," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

The approval was granted by the DCGI following the recommendation by the COVID-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).

This paves the way for the roll-out of at least two vaccines in India in the coming days and a massive inoculation drive against the that has claimed over 1.49 lakh lives in the country.

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First Published: Sun, January 03 2021. 15:56 IST
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