India will have to play key role in mass production of coronavirus vaccine: France - (Business Standard via NewsPoints Desk)

  • According to French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain, India will have an important role to play in the mass production of medicines and vaccines for coronavirus infection once these are found, reported Business Standard.

  • "It is very important for states to coordinate if we want the COVID-19 vaccine and/or medicines to be produced and distributed equitably worldwide. India will have an important role to play as a producer of medicines and vaccines," Lenain said.

  • The remarks come amid efforts by several countries, including those in the EU, to ensure equitable access to any vaccine or medicine for the treatment of coronavirus through their mass production under voluntary patenting, according to the news source.

  • "France and India have supported the European resolution (at the WHO) for universal, timely and equitable access to all necessary products for countering the pandemic, and underscored the role of extensive immunisation against COVID-19 as a global public good," Lenain added.

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