Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
New Delhi: The access to Covid-19 vaccines should be ensured speedily, considering the geographical span and diversity of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed officials of Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
He was reviewing the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country and the preparedness of vaccine delivery, distribution, and administration.While the total tally of covid-19 cases and death toll surged to 74,34,630 and 1,134,89 respectively on Saturday, the Prime Minister noted the steady decline in the daily Covid cases and growth rate.Three vaccines are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which two are in Phase II and one is in Phase-III.