New Delhi: Amidst shortage of Kovid-19 vaccine in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that his government has approved Dr. Reddy’s lab to develop Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik-V developed in Russia. Written to supply dose.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Reddy launched Sputnik-V in the country on Friday. This is the first foreign-made covid-19 vaccine that is being used in the country. Kejriwal’s announcement comes after a claim made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia last week.
Sisodia had said that the biofilm manufacturer Bharat Biotech has refused to give additional doses to the national capital. Kejriwal told reporters, “We have asked for -67 lakh doses of Covishield and Covaxine and have written to Dr. Reddy, a dealer of Sputnik in India for such a dose.” He said that Dr. Reddy’s reply is still awaited.
Vaccination campaign will gain momentum
Kejriwal said, ‘We asked him (Dr. Reddy) how much dose and in what time they can provide it. Till now the answer has not come from their side. He said that the experience of many countries shows that mass vaccination can reduce the infection of corona virus. Kejriwal hoped that the vaccination campaign in the country would gain momentum as vaccine availability increased.