Rotavirus Vaccine Developed Under Make in India Initiative

Monday, March 28, 2016

J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended a function for the national launch of the Rotavirus vaccine as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).

The Rotavirus vaccine has been developed indigenously, under a public-private partnership by the Ministry of Science and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This therefore is a landmark achievement under ‘Make in India’ initiative.

At the event the health minister said that, “We have achieved a new milestone towards expanding the coverage of full immunisation in the country aimed at reducing child mortality”.

He termed launch of Rotavirus vaccine as an historic moment and an exemplary step in India’s immunisation programme, the Union Health Minister added that the Government is committed to reducing morbidity and mortality in children.

Source: Oneindia (link opens in a new window)

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