'Coronavirus end only after a vaccine is developed'
New Delhi : India's COVID-19 case graph is continuously rising as 1.58 lakh people have been infected by the virus till Thursday, the pharmaceutical industries are trying their best to create a vaccine for its treatment.
“The fight against coronavirus will be won through vaccines and drugs. Our country’s science and technology institutions and pharma industry are very strong,” VK Paul, a member of the Niti Aayog said at a briefing.
Like other countries, India is also fighting hard to develop a vaccine against coronavirus that has affected more than 5.8 million people across the world.
The government’s Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) Professor K. Vijay Raghavan was also present at the press briefing and claimed that India is on a right track to develop a vaccine.
“There are about a total of 30 groups in India, big industry to individual academics, who are trying to develop vaccines, of around 20 are keeping a good pace,” Raghavan said.
He also spoke of a hackathon for computational drug discovery.
“All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and CSIR have embarked on a drug discovery hackathon - this is a high-end hackathon - where students are trained with information on how to do computational drug discovery,” he said.