We’re trying to supply Covishield vaccine to Africa, South America: Serum Institute

We're trying to supply Covishield vaccine to Africa, South America: Serum Institute

Covishield Price in India: After the movement of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield started ahead of the rollout in India on January 16, the CEO and Owner of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla said that this was a historical moment that vaccine is being dispatched from our factory.

Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Owner, Serum Institute of India, also said that “Our main challenge was to bring it to everyone in the country. It was our challenge for 2021, let’s see how it happens.”

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“We’ve given a special price of Rs 200 for the first 100 million doses only to Government of India on its request, that it wanted to support common man, vulnerable, poor, healthcare workers,” he said.

After that, we’ll be selling it at Rs 1000 in private markets, Poonawalla said while talking about Covishield Price in India.

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“To the Government of India, we’ll still maintain a very reasonable price but it will be a little bit more than Rs 200 which is our cost price,” he said.

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“So, we decided not to make any profit, we wanted to support the nation and Government of India for the first 100 million doses,” Poonawalla added.

Meanwhile, he said that several countries have been writing to India and PMO for vaccines to be supplied from the Serum Institute to their countries. “We’re trying to keep everyone happy. We’ve to take care of our population and nation as well,” he added.

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“We’re trying to supply COVID-19 vaccine to Africa, South America. So we’re doing a little bit everywhere. So we’ll try to keep everyone happy,” he said.

“We make 70-80 million doses every month. Planning is underway to see how many will be given to India and foreign countries. Health Ministry has made logistics plans. We also have a partnership with private players for trucks, vans and cold storage,” he further said.

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