The govt has given the dose of approval that India needed to overcome the massive Covid resurgence by fast-tracking emergency approvals for foreign produced Covid vaccines. Here is why this is a game changer -:
Vaccines that have already got emergency usage authorisation from US, EU, UK, WHO will get automatic approval for "emergency use" in India.
The govt will then give final approval for wider roll out after assessing the first 100 people vaccinated over 7 days.
This takes away delays faced or hurdles due to insistence of local trials.
Opens the door for faster roll-out of all foreign produced vaccines such as J&J, Pfizer and more.