Production of COVID-19 vaccine to reach 9cr by June: Union Health Minister

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The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech, which are working on the production of the vaccine, have plans to speed up the production of the vaccines in the next four months. Both companies have also sent the scheme to the government. 

In this, they have assured to produce nine crore vaccines by June by increasing production capacities.

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan gave information about increasing production.


Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan tweeted on Wednesday night, ‘India’s total vaccine production will reach eight cr doses in May and nine cr in June. The Center will provide all possible assistance to companies to make this possible.’

SII aims to produce ten crore doses in August

Both vaccine manufacturers have sent their production plans for June, July, August and September. Bharat Biotech has committed to increasing the production of India’s first indigenous coronavirus vaccine, ‘Covaxin’.

The company has set a target of producing 3.32 crore in July and 7.82 crores in August.

Meanwhile, Pune-based SII has set a target of reaching ten crore doses of ‘Covishield’ production in August.

Three more companies will produce ‘covaxin.’

To speed up vaccine production in India, three public sector companies have been approved by the government to produce ‘covaxin’.

So, apart from Bharat Biotech’s factory in Hyderabad, Mumbai-based Haffkine Bio Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited, Indian Immunological Limited of Hyderabad and Bharat Immunological and Biological Limited (BIBCOL) in Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh will also support the production of ‘Covaxin’.

India’s plans to conduct a large-scale vaccination campaign have deteriorated due to a severe shortage of vaccines in many states.

Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi Govts have stated that they do not have adequate doses for vaccination of all eligible groups. Some states have stopped the vaccination campaign for people under 45 years of age. He is giving priority to the second dose to those above 45.

This is the condition of corona infection in India

In the last 24 hours in India, 3,62,727 new cases of infection with the coronavirus were reported and 4,120 patients died. After a three-day decline, a slight spurt in cases has been observed.
With this, the total number of infected people in the country has increased to 2,37,03,665. Of these, 2,58,317 people have lost their lives due to this dangerous virus. The number of active cases has also increased to 37,10,525 after two days.