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Who destroyed India's vaccine self-sufficiency?

India's self-sufficiency in vaccine production was destroyed one and half decades ago under the UPA-I government, by moving vaccine manufacture and government procurement to the private sector

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Coronavirus Vaccine | Serum Institute | Health Ministry

Bharat Bhushan 



Bharat Bhushan

On May 8 the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court while hearing a PIL wondered why India, a pioneer in vaccine production before the current pandemic and a big exporter of vaccines, had to rely on just two private domestic manufacturers-- of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech--to produce Covid-19 vaccines. It has also baffled many ordinary citizens.

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First Published: Mon, May 17 2021. 08:30 IST

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