Pune: Preparations are being made in the past 9 months to manufacture vaccines amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Pune-based Serum Institute of India is about to prepare its vaccine. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical company asked the government a question. This question is also very important and serious in the fight against the corona virus in the country.
Will the central government arrange Rs 80,000 crore?
Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India (SII), has questioned whether the government needs to get Rs 80,000 to buy and distribute the coronavirus vaccine. SII is working with Oxford University to create potential vaccines against the coronavirus.
Poonawala tweeted, “Quick question: will the Indian government have 80,000 rupees available in the next year? This amount is needed to buy and distribute vaccines for everyone in India.
He also marked the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in it. Poonawala said that this is the next challenge we have to face.
He said, “I am asking this question because vaccine manufacturers from India and abroad can meet our country’s sourcing and distribution needs. This requires planning and guidance.”
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SII has signed a contract to manufacture the potential vaccine, which was developed by the Jenner Institute at Oxford University in collaboration with Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. SII had previously announced that it would make the vaccine available to low and middle income countries, including India, for $ 3.