Bharat Biotech refuses to supply Covaxin “citing govt directives”, alleges Manish Sisodia

Bharat Biotech refuses to supply Covaxin

Amid the shortage of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday asked the Central government to act as the government of India.

He said that “We had demanded 1.34 cr doses, 67 lakhs each of Covaxin and Covishield.”

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Amid shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi, Manish Sisodia asked the Central government to act as the government of India.

“Covaxin (Bharat Biotech) wrote to us on Tuesday that they can’t provide. They wrote ‘we’re making dispatches as per directives of concerned govt officials’,” Manish Sisodia said, adding that “Obvious that these are central govt officials.”

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Amid shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi, Manish Sisodia asked the Central government to act as the government of India.

“‘We sincerely regret that we can’t make any additional supplies as required by you’, they further wrote. I don’t know how much is being supplied to other states but they’ve written to us that they can’t provide to Delhi because they have to supply as per Central Govt,” Delhi Deputy CM said.

Amid shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi, Manish Sisodia asked the Central government to act as the government of India.

Our reserve stock (of vaccine) has been exhausted, he said, adding that the centres administering Covishield vaccines were functioning but “we have had to close the centres administering Covaxin.”

“So, we have had to close down more than 100 centres across 17 schools,” Sisodia said on shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi.

Adding, he said that Centre should act as the government of a country and that they should carry out their responsibility and stop all exports.

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