A dose of Covishield Coronavirus Vaccine at Serum Institute of India will cost Rs.
Adar Punawala, CEO of The Serum Institute of India, said that if the central government allowed their coronavirus vaccine Covishield to be sold in the market, a single dose would cost Rs 1,000. In an interview with NDTV, Punawala said, “We will provide the vaccine to the government at a very special price. The first 100 million doses will be priced at Rs 200 per dose. After that it will be offered at different prices.
Ginger Punawala said, ‘But all I can say is that whatever we give to the government, they are going to give it to the people of India for free and when we later sell it in the private market, a dose of it will cost Rs.1000. If each person has to take two doses, it will cost Rs. 2000 per person.
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He added, ‘We hope all the paperwork will be completed within the next ten to ten days. After that we will try for maximum perfection. It is expected that 70 to 80 million doses will be delivered in the next one month. The Serum Institute said the company would double production of the vaccine by March but the government would decide on its availability in the market.
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He further said, “We have to move forward with his (government’s) direction and knowledge because he has said that we cannot export the vaccine or give it to the private market. I respect it because they want to vaccinate the needy. ‘
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