Udayavni Special

Made in India Sputnik V to be available during September- October- Dr Reddy s


PTI, Jul 27, 2021, 6:29 PM IST

Hyderabad: Dr Reddy”s Laboratories Ltd expects the locally manufactured Russia”s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be available from September-October period, a senior official of the city-based drug maker said on Tuesday. M V Ramana, CEO of Branded Markets (India and Emerging Markets), Dr Reddys, said due to the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in Russia, the arrival of Sputnik V doses are getting delayed and the situation may ease by August end.

“The local manufacturers are currently in the process of Technology absorption and scale up. And we expect and from the October-September timeframe we are likely to have locally manufactured sputnik available,” Ramana told reporters. Dr Reddy”s, which has tied up with Russian Direct Investment Fund for Sputnik V in India, soft launched the vaccine in India in May 2021 after receiving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in April 2021. Ramana said the company is in discussions with RDIF for ramping up supplies. RDIF has tied up with six Indian drug makers to manufacture Sputnik V.

Dr Reddy”s is in a pact with Russian Direct Investment Fund to sell the first 125 million people doses (250 million vials) of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India. The official said the vaccine was launched in 80 cities and over 2.5 lakh people have been administered the jab. Replying to a query, he said the trials of Sputnik V in adolescents have commenced in Russia and they are expected to be completed by October. On the arrival of more Sputnik V stock from RDIF, Ramana said “What we wait for now is the balance of the second dose and we are in discussions with RDIF. We do expect to hear back from them by the end of July. The indications are that in the month of August we should start seeing a bit of floor of the imported product.”

Meanwhile, Dr Reddy”s, in a press release, said SVAAS Wellness Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the drug maker, tied up with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited for a pilot launch of a first-of-its-kind cashless outpatient offering in India. The partnership marks the launch of Dr.Reddys digital health solution ”SVAAS” and demonstrates ICICI Lombards deeper foray into the wellness space.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Karnataka Covid-19 update: 775 new cases, 9 deaths in the last 24 hours

Kohli goes past 10,000 runs in T20 cricket

7th plea made to Mathura court for removal of mosque near Lord Krishna birthplace

Jadeja cameo helps Chennai Super Kings beat KKR by two-wickets

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi inducts 15 ministers including 7 new faces

Farmers plan road blockades in Bengaluru tomorrow amid Bharat Bandh

Ministers in Amarinder Singh govt question decision to ‘drop’ them

Related Articles More

Judicial appointment of women at senior levels can shift gender stereotypes: Justice Nagarathna

7th plea made to Mathura court for removal of mosque near Lord Krishna birthplace

RSS-linked weekly terms Amazon as ‘East India Company 2.0’

BJP has cheated sugarcane farmers in UP: Priyanka

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi inducts 15 ministers including 7 new faces

MUST WATCH

Higher Education minister Dr Ashwath Narayan and family visited Kamalashile Temple

Y Narayan Naik | Success Story in Lemon Farming | Agriculture Business Ideas

CS Puttaraju at pandavapura

New Education Policy its a need for society : Minister Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N

Students participated in procession


Latest Additions

Karnataka Covid-19 update: 775 new cases, 9 deaths in the last 24 hours

Judicial appointment of women at senior levels can shift gender stereotypes: Justice Nagarathna

Kohli goes past 10,000 runs in T20 cricket

It is enjoyable when you don’t do so well and still win: Dhoni

7th plea made to Mathura court for removal of mosque near Lord Krishna birthplace

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.