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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the facilities of vaccine maker Bharat Biotech here on Saturday, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar of Telangana said. Modi will arrive at Hakimpet Air Force station on an afternoon IAF flight from Pune, an official memo issued by the Chief Secretary of Telangana on Thursday night said.
After the visit, he will go directly to Bharat Biotech’s Genome Valley facility and return to the Air Force base. That same evening, he would fly back to the national capital, it said.
Modi will spend one hour at the facility, official sources said.
BharatBiotech’s Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is now undergoing phase-3 trials.
A recent official release from the office of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that on November 24, the Prime Minister held a video conference with all the Chief Ministers discussing the method of distributing and administering the vaccine to people.