Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said, India is in the forefront of developing COVID 19 vaccines. Speaking at the DST-CII India Portugal Technology Summit 2020, the Minister said, about 30 vaccines are in different stages of development in the country.
Dr Harshvardhan pointed out that two of them are in the most advanced stage of development – COVAXIN developed through ICMR-Bharat Biotech collaboration and COVISHIELD from the Serum Institute of India.
Both are in the Phase-III clinical trial stage. He added that the Indian Council of Medical Research-is involved in their trial executions.