Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday announced the supply of Covishield Vaccine for the Covid-19 vaccination campaign across the country on January 16. Dubbed the historic ‘moment’. Talking to some journalists at the institute, Poonawala said that the real challenge is to make the vaccine “accessible to the general public, sensitive groups and health workers.” Significantly, in the early hours of Tuesday, Pune-based Serum Institute of India is offering Kovid in various parts of the country. The first consignment of 19 vaccines was sent. Poonawala said, “Our trucks left the institute in the early hours and now the vaccine is being sent all over the country. This is a proud and historic moment because scientists, experts and all the people associated with it have worked very hard to develop the vaccine in less than a year.
– Adar Poonawalla (@adarpoonawalla) January 12, 2021
Poonawala said that the institute has given a vaccine to the Government of India at a special price of 200 rupees. He said, “It is one of the most economical vaccines in the world and we are providing it to the Government of India at a special price to support the vision of the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and the people of the country.” This vaccine will be available in the market at a price of Rs 1,000 after the necessary approval from the institute.
Poonawalla said that the institute is not only providing vaccines to India but will also “provide assistance to countries that seek help from India for this.” It is produced by the Serum Institute of India.
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