Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi a flurry of questions in connection to the anticipated vaccine for the COVID-19, raising issues like funding, timing, and priority of candidates.
The former Congress President’s queries on Twitter came in the backdrop of a spike in fresh COVID-19 cases from several states like Delhi and Gujarat in the past few days and also the expected arrival of a vaccine in the market as announced by Oxford University as well as drug-makers like Pfizer and Moderna.
His queries came a day after he criticised the central government’s mishandling of the lockdown announced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping India since January.
The Prime Minister had on Friday held a meeting to review the country”s vaccination strategy in which important issues related to the progress of COVID-19 vaccine development, regulatory approvals, and procurement were discussed, according report.
He had also reviewed various issues like prioritisation of population groups, reaching out to healthcare workers, cold-chain infrastructure augmentation, and technological platform for vaccine rollout, the agency reported.