The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer forced the Indian government to pass a clause on its legal protection in case of side effects when using a coronavirus vaccine.
India’s Minister of State for Technology and Electronics, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, tweeted: “I want to remind you that Pfizer tried to intimidate the Indian government into accepting a compensation clause as a condition for supplying a Covid-19 vaccine. .”
Just to remind all Indians that Pfizer was trying to intimidate the government of India in acceptance of compensation for damage
And trio Kong of Rahul, Chidamabaram and Jairam Ramesh continued to push the cause of Foreign vaccines during Covid 🤮🤬🥵 https://t.co/nT5LHI07hc
– Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) January 20, 2023
The minister said top opposition leaders were pressuring the government led by Narendra Modi to buy foreign-made vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic instead of choosing domestic ones.