Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday that 23 lakh people in the world had already received the COVID-19 vaccine and taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked when would India's turn come.
In a Twitter post, the Congress leader shared a 'COVID vaccinations' chart showing China ahead, followed by the United States, United Kingdom and Russia.
23 lakh people in the world have already received Covid vaccinations.
China, US, UK, Russia have started...
India ka number kab ayegaa, Modi ji? pic.twitter.com/cSmT8laNfJ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 23, 2020
He tweeted that 23 lakh people have already received COVID-19 vaccinations and added, 'China, US, UK, Russia have started...India ka number kab ayegaa, Modi ji?'
India is yet to approve a vaccine for COVID-19. Pfizer, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India have applied to the Drugs Controller General of India for a licence for emergency use authorisation of their vaccines in India.
Earlier, too, Rahul had said that the Modi government will have to define a vaccine distribution strategy to ensure that every Indian gets the COVID-19 vaccine.
Even though Pfizer has created a promising vaccine, the logistics for making it available to every Indian need to be worked out.
GOI has to define a vaccine distribution strategy and how it will reach every Indian. pic.twitter.com/x5GX2vECnN
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 11, 2020
He attached a media report with his tweet, saying that no cold chain logistic company in India has the capability to transport the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to India which required a temperature of minus 70 degrees.
Inputs from PTI, ANI