Hyderabad: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the brand custodian of the Sputnik V vaccine in India, which has the sole distribution rights, said its limited pilot phase of vaccination is currently in its final leg as it gears up towards a commercial launch.
The limited pilot soft launch of the Sputnik V vaccine in India that was initiated by Dr Reddy’s in Hyderabad on May 14 has now been scaled up to other cities such as Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Baddi, Chennai, Miryalaguda and Kolhapur, with more cities to follow in the next few days.
The company further added, “Being a limited pilot phase presently, registration on CoWIN is not open yet to members of the public. This will become open at the time of our commercial launch. This pilot phase has allowed us to test our cold storage arrangements of -18 degree C temperature in these cities, CoWIN integration, track-and-trace and other logistical arrangements ahead of our commercial launch.”
Adequate number of cold chain units are being deployed, and the last mile cold chain arrangement is being validated at every partner hospital to ensure seamless storage and handling of the vaccine.
All necessary supply arrangements are being executed to ensure availability of both dose components in the right quantity and at the right time at partner hospitals, the Hyderabad company said.
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