Direct Supply of Covaxin to 18 States Began on May 1 Based on Centre’s Allocation: Bharat Biotech

New Delhi: Bharat Biotech on Tuesday mentioned it should proceed the regular provide of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, including the jab has been instantly provided to 18 states since Might 1. The states embrace Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, the Hyderabad-based agency added.

“COVAXIN has been instantly provided to 18 states since Might 1st. Unflinching in our efforts, we’ll proceed the regular provide of our #vaccine,” Bharat Biotech mentioned in a tweet. The corporate is supplying its vaccine to Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Bharat Biotech has commenced direct provide of Covaxin with impact from Might 1 to a number of states primarily based on the allocations obtained by the central authorities, the corporate’s Joint Managing Director Suchitra Ella had earlier mentioned. On April 29, Bharat Biotech had introduced a minimize within the worth of Covaxin for states to Rs 400 per dose from the sooner Rs 600.

This adopted widespread criticism of its pricing coverage because it offered Covaxin to the central authorities at Rs 150 per dose. India has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive by permitting its giant 18-plus inhabitants to get inoculated from Might 1.

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