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Will Govt Have Rs 80,000 Cr For Distribution Of Vaccine, Asks Serum Institute CEO

Pune: Adar Poonawalla, Chief Government Officer of Serum Institute of India (SII) which is producing the potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford College, requested on Saturday if the federal government may have Rs 80,000 crore available for purchase and distribute the vaccine.

“Quick question; will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that’s what @MoHFW_INDIAneeds, to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India,” he tweeted.

That is the following “challenge” we have to deal with, he mentioned, additionally tagging the prime minister’s workplace.

“I ask this question because we need to plan and guide, vaccine manufacturers both in India and overseas to service the needs of our country in terms of procurement and distribution,” Poonawalla added.

SII has signed an settlement to fabricate the potential vaccine developed by Jenner Institute of Oxford College in collaboration with British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca.

Earlier, SII had introduced that it’s going to make the Oxford vaccine out there at USD three for low- and middle-income nations together with India.

(PTI)

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