Sputnik V Vaccine to Be Available In Delhi Post 20 June: Kejriwal
The Russian Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, is being locally manufactured by Dr Reddy's Laboratories.
Delhi is likely to get the Russian-manufactured Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V after 20 June, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday, 31 May.
Speaking to the press on the availability of Sputnik V, the chief minister said, "We have been assured that after 20 June, we will get some doses. Sputnik V vaccine is not being produced domestically so far.
Right now they are importing the vaccine and will start manufacturing in August. A part of the doses imported from Russia will be provided to Delhi."
Earlier, on 26 May, Kejriwal had stated that Delhi Government is in constant touch with the Sputnik V manufacturer, and they have agreed to supply to Delhi. However, the quantity was yet to be decided.
India has become the sixtieth country to authorise the use of the Russian vaccine against Covid-19.
The Russian-made vaccine got approval from the Subject expert committee (SEC) for Emergency Use Authorization, making it the third Coronavirus vaccine to get clearance in India after Covaxin and Covishield.
Sputnik V has been imported to India by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and will be manufactured locally by the pharmaceutical major in the coming months.
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