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COVID-19 vaccine will be invented in Pune and not by Modi: NCP's Supriya Sule on PM's visit to SII

Pune-based SII has signed an agreement to manufacture the vaccine developed by the Jenner Institute of Oxford University in collaboration with British-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca.

COVID-19 vaccine will be invented in Pune and not by Modi: NCP's Supriya Sule on PM's visit to SII
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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Serum Institute of India (SII), Supriya Sule, NCP leader and Member of Parliament taunted him saying that “even if one goes around the world, a vaccine for COVID-19 will be found only in Pune”.

Speaking at a campaign meeting for election to the Pune Graduates Constituency of the Legislative Council at Talegaon Dabhade, Sule said, "Modi was in Pune and even after making rounds everywhere in the world, the vaccine on COVID-19 would be found in Pune. Nothing is beyond Pune.”

"Ultimately it was Punekar who invented the vaccine. Else someone will say that he (Modi) invented it," the Baramati MP said.

On November 28, PM Modi had visited the SII facility near Pune to review the development and manufacturing of coronavirus vaccine. However, the Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray did not accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the SII on November 28.

Post the visit, Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Owner, Serum Institute of India, thanked the prime minister for his visit. He in his Tweet mentioned, "We share your vision and continue to work towards ensuring a safe and secure India."

Read More: CM Thackeray, governor did not accompany PM Modi during his SII visit

Pune-based SII has signed an agreement to manufacture the vaccine developed by the Jenner Institute of Oxford University in collaboration with British-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca.

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