Sputnik V Production In India To Be Ramped Up To 850 Mn Doses A Year


New Delhi: Sputnik V production in India is expected to be gradually extended to produce 850 million doses per year, said Russian Ambassador to India N. Kudashev on Sunday.

Reportedly, the first consignment of the vaccine had landed in India on May 1 after regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory.

The vaccine is likely to be available in the market from next week, the Centre had said on Thursday amid a severe vaccine shortage.

Notably, On Friday, Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the local partner for the vaccine, had soft-launched Sputnik V in India with imported doses, which would cost Rs 995 per shot.


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