Not possible to ramp up vaccine production overnight: SII CEO Adar Poonawala | India News

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawala on Monday mentioned it’s not doable to ramp up vaccine manufacturing in a single day.
Amid the ferocious second wave gripping India, Poonawala mentioned “vaccine manufacturing is a specialised course of. It’s subsequently, not doable to ramp up manufacturing in a single day. ”
Poonawala additional mentioned producing sufficient doses for all adults in India is just not a straightforward job.
He additionally mentioned Serum has obtained “every kind of assist, be it scientific, regulatory and monetary” from the goverment.

After Centre issued clarification on media experiences saying it has not positioned any orders for vaccine, Poonawala mentioned Serum has “obtained 100% advance of Rs. 1732 50 Crore by Gol for the subsequent tranche of 11 crore doses within the subsequent few months.”
“As of right now, we obtained whole orders of over 26 crore doses, of which we provided greater than 15 crore doses,” he mentioned.
“One other 11 crore doses could be provided within the second channel for states & non-public hospitals within the subsequent few months,” he mentioned.
He mentioned it’s Serum’s endeavor to make vaccine accessible within the “quickest doable time” and it’s making each effort to attain that.

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