On 1 January, on behalf of the expert committee, the Drug Controller General of India was recommended to approve the emergency use of the Oxford vaccine. After this, DCGI approved the emergency use of the vaccine on 3 January.
Oxford’s vaccine ‘Covishield’, being produced by the country’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer Pune-based Serum Institute, has been officially ordered by the Government of India for its purchase. Officials of Serum Institute of India gave this information on Monday. This order is to supply 10 million doses. After this, the government can place a new order according to the need.
After receiving the order today, the serum will be sent from the Serum Institute to the vaccine airport from Tuesday morning. Serum Institute of India has prepared 5 crore doses of ‘Covishield’ vaccine at this time. But, in the first week, only 1 crore 10 lakh doses have been ordered from the central government. Vaccination is going to start from January 16 across the country.
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