'Come, make vaccines in India': PM Modi to global firms

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday invited the global manufacturers to come and make vaccines in India.
During his address at the 76th session of the UNGA, PM Modi lauded India's Covid-19 management efforts and said that despite having limited resources, "India is working aggressively towards vaccine development and manufacturing".
"Understanding its responsibility towards humanity, India started giving vaccines to the needy in the world. I, here, invite the global manufacturers of vaccines to come and make the vaccine in India," PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister further announced that India has developed the world's first DNA vaccine.
"I would like to inform the UNGA that India has developed the world's first DNA vaccine. This can be administered to anyone above the age of 12. An mRNA vaccine is in the final stages of development," he said.
"Indian scientists are also developing a nasal vaccine against Covid-19," he added.
The theme for this year's General Debate is 'Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations'.
PM Modi arrived in New York on Friday evening for the final leg of the US visit. He left from Washington on Friday after meeting US President Joe Biden and attending the Quad Summit.

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