The Union Home Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday notified that the single dose of the Sputnik Light covid vaccine has received emergency use permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). This is the 9th vaccine that has been approved for emergency use in the country.
“DCGI has granted emergency use permission to Single-dose Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine in India. This is the 9th #COVID19 vaccine in the country. This will further strengthen the nation’s collective fight against the pandemic”, tweeted Mansukh Mandaviya.
Dr Reddy’s, Drug Major, Laboratories had filed a report to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to register Sputnik Light vaccine as a booster dose against COVID-19, a top company official confirmed. Last year, the company received permission from the DCGI to import the Sputnik vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations.
The approval comes as India sees a steep drop in daily covid cases. India has recorded 1,07,474 new cases of covid-19, along with 865 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday (February 6), the country saw a total of 2,13,246 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 95.64 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,04,61,148.