Debate with ABN Venkat Krishna: Ramp up vaccine production, JP tells Centre
In a debate with ABN Venkat Krishna, Lok Satta chief Jaya Prakash Narayana, popularly known as JP, said that India needs to ramp up vaccine production capacity. “Our country can overcome the present crisis if 100 crore vaccine doses are manufactured within six months,” he stated. The former IAS officer mentioned that cold storage points should be set up at public health centres for preservation of vaccines. He advised the Indian government to enter into an agreement with Russia and other foreign countries for mass production of vaccines in a short time. The one-shot covid vaccine for millions of adults is the best solution for a most populous country like India, he said. The JP enlisted several reasons for the spread of Covid-19 during the second wave in India.