The reports that the Central Government has not given any new order for the Corona vaccine are incorrect. The central government has said that several media reports have claimed that no new orders have been placed for the vaccine, which is completely wrong. A statement issued by PIB said, “Media reports claimed that only two vaccine makers were ordered for vaccines by the Indian government in March 2021. Such media reports are completely false and not based on facts. ‘ Media reports claimed that in March 2021, the central government had ordered 100 million doses to Serum Institute of India and 20 million doses to Bharat Biotech.
Not only this, the government has been told that vaccines have been ordered for May, June and July. The government says that on April 28, a payment of Rs 1,732 crore has been made to the Serum Institute of India. This payment has been made in May, June and July to supply 11 million doses of the Kovishield vaccine. Apart from this, orders for 10 crore doses were made earlier, under which 8.744 crore doses have been supplied by the company till 3 May. Apart from this, orders have been placed to supply 5 crore doses to Bharat Biotech. This order has been placed for the vaccine in May, June and July.
Giving this information, the government has said that it is clear from these details that the new order for vaccine is not wrong. Not only this, the Central Government has made it clear that 16.54 crore vaccine doses have been ordered on behalf of the State Governments and Union Territories. Apart from this, 78 lakh doses are still available with the State Governments and Union Territories. Apart from this, 56 lakh doses are going to be supplied to the state government and union territories in the next three days. Explain that the Sputnik-V vaccine has also been approved by the Central Government. The availability of this vaccine is also going to increase from this month.
We endorse this statement, & the authenticity of the information. We have been working closely with the Government of India for the past year & thank it for its support. We remain committed to ramping up our vaccine production to save every life we can. https://t.co/tLVPjOMp51
– SerumInstituteIndia (@SerumInstIndia) May 3, 2021
After the statement issued by the central government, now the Serum Institute of India has also said that it is working closely with the government. On behalf of the company, it has been tweeted and said, “We appreciate the authenticity of this statement and information of the government.” We have been working with the Central Government for the supply of vaccine since last year. We are making every effort to increase the production of vaccine. ‘