Pune-based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India will provide 220 million doses to the Centre, state governments and personal hospitals within the subsequent few months, in keeping with the most recent numbers given out by the corporate.
In a press release, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of SII, stated on Monday that the agency had obtained whole orders of 260 million doses from the federal government. Out of that, greater than 150 million doses have been provided. “We now have additionally bought one hundred pc advance of Rs 1,732.5 crore for the following tranche of 110 million doses within the subsequent few months,” he stated.
As well as, one other 110 million doses can be provided to state governments and personal hospitals within the subsequent few months, making it a complete of 220 million. In an interview to a information channel on April 21, Poonawalla had stated, “This contemporary 110 million doses contract was agreed upon a couple of month in the past and so we’re beginning to provide that from this month.”
He was talking within the context of the longer term value to the Centre and state governments.
Poonawalla, who left for the UK just lately, stated in an interview that he was getting threatening calls from highly effective folks in India for delivering vaccine.