Maharashtra government assured Adar Poonawala, CEO of Serum Institute of India that he would be given full protection. State Home Minister Shambhuraje Desai told reporters on Monday that Poonawala should not worry. They should lodge a police complaint with full details of who and what phone numbers were threatened. We will examine it in depth.
File a police complaint against the threat
Meanwhile, the state Housing Minister Dr. Jitendra Awhad said that the truth of the threats received by Poonawala should be revealed. He said that Poonawala should not be worried about threats. Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole urged Poonawala that he should return to India and assured him that his party would give him complete security.
Patole said that the country needs his services. They should only focus on vaccine manufacturing. Meanwhile, the state's Industries Minister Subhash Desai denied reports on some TV channels that Shiv Sena men were threatening Poonawala. He said that this is only a conspiracy to discredit the Shiv Sena.
Specialized process of vaccine manufacturing, not possible to increase overnight: Poonawala
Meanwhile, Poonawala said that vaccine making is a specialized process. It is not possible to increase production overnight. India has a large population and making vaccines for all adult populations is not an easy task. The world's most developed countries and companies are also struggling to make vaccines for a much smaller population than us.
He said that we have been working closely with the government since April last year. We got all kinds of support from the government, be it scientific, regulatory, or financial. Everyone wants the vaccine quickly. We are doing everything possible. We will work harder and stronger in the fight against the Corona epidemic.