PM reaches Hyderabad to visit Bharat Biotech plant

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
arrived here on Saturday as part of his three-city tour to
take the stock of COVID-19 vaccine development.
After landing at Hakimpet Air Force station here, he was
received by Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Director
General of Police and other officials.
He will be proceeding to Bharat Biotech's facility
located at Genome valley, a life sciences cluster about 20 km
from the AF base, officials said.
Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, being developed byBharat
Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical
Research and National Institute of Virologyis now undergoing
phase-3 trials.
The vaccine is being developed and will be manufactured
at Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) facility in
Genome Valley in Hyderabad.
Modi will be interacting with scientists and senior
management of the city-based vaccine maker onthe status of
Covaxin, officials said.
The PM will be flying back to the national capital after
a stopover inPune, where he will visit the Serum Institute of
India (SII), which has partnered with pharma giant AstraZeneca
and the Oxford University for the vaccine.
Earlier in the morning, Modi visited Zydus Cadila's plant
near Ahmedabad. PTI GDK

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