“We're waiting clarity from the government on the number of vaccines they'll give us. Once we get that (clarity), we intend to start with 15,000 vaccinations on day one and keep ramping up as required,” said Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.
Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin received restricted use approval in an emergency situation on January 3 for use in those aged above 18. So far, the vaccine has been administered to healthcare and frontline workers “in clinical trial mode”.
As part of the review process, DRL said it will present the safety profile of the phase 2 study conducted on Sputnik V as well as interim data of its ongoing phase 3 study, which it is expected to complete by February 21.
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has approached India's apex drug regulatory body for emergency approval of Sputnik V. The Indian Express looks at what this would mean for the country and its vaccination campaign against Covid-19.
Sources said that while the civil structure survived the flood, at least a couple of gates of the spillway have been swept away. A boring machine was stuck inside a tunnel of the run-of-river plant, they said.
The government has reduced duties on raw materials and inputs used by domestic manufacturers across eight industries, including petrochemicals, textiles, metals and aviation, as a measure to “correct” inverted duty structures.
India has seen a rising number of cases of infection with the UK variant; on January 23, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that at least 150 people have tested positive for the mutant strain.
The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) under India’s apex drug regulatory body (CDSCO) has recommended that SII conduct its mid- to late-stage clinical trials (phase 2/3) “with placebo or other vaccine as the comparator for which justification is required”.
The first consignment of 2.64 lakh doses of the vaccine took off for Delhi on a SpiceJet flight soon after 8 am, landing in the national capital a little before 10 am. A GoAir flight to Chennai and an Air India flight to Ahmedabad followed.
In Pune, SII officials said the consignments would be flown to the nearest airport and then driven to the depots. Some 60 locations, including in Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Chennai, are mentioned in the consignee list, the SII officials said.