Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched the first indigenous vaccine (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide conjugate'-PCV) of pneumonia. The Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, called the international and government health organization and Developed in collaboration with the Foundation, named 'Numosil'.
Harsh Vardhan described the indigenous vaccine of pneumonia as a step towards self-reliant India. He said that so far India has been on foreign companies for pneumonia vaccines.
They said, 'It is a matter of great pride for us that the country's leading pharma company has developed the indigenous vaccine and also got its license from the central government during the corona lockdown. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of about 1 million children under the age of five every year worldwide.