Have got full advance for 110 mn doses, clarifies: Serum CEO Poonawalla


Pune-based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India will provide 220 million doses to the Centre, state governments and private hospitals in the following few months, according to the newest numbers provided out by the company.

In a observation, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of SII, said on Monday that the firm had received complete orders of 260 million doses from the government. Out of that, more than 150 million doses have been supplied. “We have also got 100 percent advance of Rs 1,732.5 crore for the next tranche of 110 million doses in the following few months,” he said.

Moreover, another 110 million doses will be supplied to state governments and private hospitals in the following few months, making it a complete of 220 million. In an interview to a news channel on April 21, Poonawalla had said, “This fresh 110 million doses contract used to be agreed upon approximately a month ago and so we are starting to provide that from this month.”

He used to be speaking in the context of the future price to the Centre and state governments.

Poonawalla, who left for the United Kingdom recently, said in an interview that he used to be getting threatening calls from powerful people in India for delivering vaccine.

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