Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based pharmaceuticals company Dr Reddy’s Laboratories said the first dose of Sputnik V vaccine was administered in Hyderabad on Friday, as part of a limited pilot.
The first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1, received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli on May 13. Further consignments of imported doses are expected over the upcoming months.
The imported doses of the vaccine are presently priced at Rs 995 (Rs 948 plus 5 per cent GST per dose), with the possibility of a lower price point when local supply begins. Dr Reddy’s said it will work closely with stakeholders in the Government and private sector in India to ensure the widest possible reach of the Sputnik V vaccine as part of the national inoculation effort.
GV Prasad, co-chairman and managing director, said, “With the rising cases in India, vaccination is our most effective tool in our battle against Covid-19. Contributing to the vaccination drive in India is our biggest priority right now to help Indians be healthy and safe.”
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