New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- The government is keeping a close watch on covid-19 vaccine candidates and is in touch with developers and manufacturers in India and abroad, foreign governments, regulators and multilateral institutions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

At a meeting with chief ministers and lieutenant governors of all states and Union territories on Tuesday via video conferencing, Modi also spoke of vaccine access, and the need to increase testing and reduce fatality rates.

"It will be ensured that the vaccine for citizens will meet all the necessary scientific criteria. Just like the focus in the fight against covid has been on saving each and every life, the priority will be to ensure that the vaccine reaches everyone. Governm...