Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya along with the minister of state for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy visited Bharat Biotech’s vaccine manufacturing and Bio-Safety Level-3 facility today to review the production of vaccines in Hyderabad. Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, S Aparna was also present.
Speaking on the occasion Mandaviya said that the Government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi is committed to supporting all vaccine developers and manufacturers for ensuring vaccine for all.
The ministers also discussed ramping up the production of vaccines with the manufacturers. Later in the day, ministers visited Biological Ltd, the vaccine developer of ‘Corbevax’, one of the indigenous COVID-19 vaccines of India.
They also had a meeting with Dr Reddy’s team regarding the status of the single-shot COVID-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik Light’ that will be imported from Russia. The team apprised the Ministers on the domestic manufacturing of the Sputnik vaccine.