HYDERABAD: Stating that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin was an effective vaccine against Covid-19 and its new variants, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Thursday lamented that attempts were made to prevent the indigenously developed vaccine from getting WHO recognition. The CJI was addressing the Ramineni Foundation awards function held in Hyderabad.
“Several multi-national companies, like Pfizer, on one hand, and scores of people from within India, on the other hand, had made unfair attempts to defame Covaxin. They had even complained to WHO and tried to stall recognition to this made-in-India vaccine,” the CJI said.
“Krishna (Ella) and (wife) Suchitra struggled a lot to come to this stage. Today they brought fame to the country,” he said.
“All Telugu people must come forward to tell the world about the greatness of our Telugu company that made this vaccine. It has now brought name and fame to our country,” Justice Ramana said while handing the awards given by the foundation to Krishna Ella and Suchitra Ella, the founder couple of Bharat Biotech.