Centre formed Joint Monitoring Committee before COVID 1st case was reported: Health Minister

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New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): While addressing during winter session of Lok Sabha on December 03, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “First COVID-19 case in India was reported on Jan 13, 2020 in Kerala. But the first meeting of Joint Monitoring Committee constituted by Centre, was held on Jan 08, 2020. It means we were alert, a committee had been formed before the case was reported and it had started working. There was a time when it took three years for approval if someone did research on a vaccine. So, nobody used to do research. We scrapped those rules and the nation got vaccine after research within a year - this facility has been given by PM Modi.”

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