Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has sent the first consignment of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by the government to the government for its distribution in the country in the coming vaccination campaign. CMD of the company, Dr. Krishna Alla, gave this information on Monday.
“We have sent a consignment to the Central Research Institute of Kasauli,” he said in a press conference.
Although the amount has been sent to the government, no information has been disclosed yet. The government did not mention anything about how many doses of the vaccine the government had asked for for distribution.
The Central Research Institute (CRI) under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is a nodal agency for drug testing and its dissemination in the northern part of the country.
Ella also said that he still has 20 million doses ready and that by July eight crore doses will be manufactured by him.
The company aims to produce 700 million doses of covaxine in the future, with four more facilities being built in South India.