India could have stockpiled the Covid-19 vaccines in adequate quantity to effectively arrest the second wave, but grew complacent and inattentive, failing to proactively vaccinate its population at the earliest. Indian Government’s lack of focus and foresight plunged the world into a deeper crisis created by an avoidable vaccine shortage.
Based on a gross overestimate of India’s vaccine manufacturing capabilities, the government pursued a discriminatory, nationalistic vaccine approval policy, resulting in a disaster.
The “pharma of the world” – India faces vaccine shortages as Covid-19 cases peak at 400,00 in a day. Opp slams Centre for lack of preparedness and washing its hands off accountability.