Punjab yet to get SII nod for Covishield supply

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28th April, 2021 01:40:56 printer

Punjab yet to get SII nod for Covishield supply

 

Health department of Indian state Punjab, which had contacted the Serum Institute of India (SII) to place an order for 30 lakh Covishield doses, is yet to receive any confirmation from the company, promising supply anytime soon.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Husan Lal, principal secretary, health, Punjab, said they contacted SII to place an order for 30 lakh doses of Covishield (at the rate of Rs 400 per dose as announced by the company for state governments), but the company ‘has not promised any supply as of now’.

Husan Lal said 1.50 lakh doses of vaccine were received Tuesday from central government and 2 lakh more were expected in a day or two.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in a statement Sunday had said, “Punjab government will consider approaching AstraZeneca (India) directly to avail lower price of Rs 162 per dose for Covishield.”

 (The Indian Express)

 


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