Sitaram Yechury – General Secretary, CPIM:
The announcement about the two vaccine candidates should be accompanied by full disclosure of the minutes of the meetings, information about all the trials and results in order to build confidence in the people.
This has been done globally. Our government should do so too.
Any attempt to short-circuit the regulatory process for political gains will damage the good reputation built by Indian pharma over the years.
India has a proud record of safe and scientifically sound mass vaccination programmes.
This must be adhered to. Our people are eagerly waiting for relief from the ravages of the pandemic and the vaccine.