Second batch of Russian COVID-19 vaccine reaches Hyderabad

As many as 60,000 doses of the second batch of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V on Sunday landed at Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport right here, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories stated on Sunday.

“Happy to share that the consignment that arrived right now in Hyderabad accommodates 60,000 doses of the second dose part of the #SputnikV vaccine. Samples from the consignment will probably be despatched for launch to the Central Medicine Laboratory,” the drug maker tweeted.

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Could 14 comfortable launched imported COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V vaccine which is priced at Rs 948, with 5 per cent GST per dose (retail worth).

“Given the current launch of the Russian vaccine within the Indian vaccination marketing campaign, this second supply has turn out to be very well timed. The efficacy of the #SputnikV is well-known on this planet,” Nikolay Kudashev Russian Ambassador to India tweeted.

The primary consignment of 1.50 lakh doses of Sputnik V vaccine from Russian Direct Funding Fund (RDIF) landed in India on Could 1, and obtained regulatory clearance from the Central Medicine Laboratory.

The Indian drug-maker had earlier stated these consignments will probably be used throughout completely different channels as a pilot to line up the provision chain for the bigger vaccination programme rollout.

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