“Eid Mubarak To All”: Bharat Biotech Says Covaxin Sent To Several States



Suchitra Ella did not provide details on the quantum of supplies.

New Delhi:

Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech, under fire over supply-related issues, today said it has dispatched the Covid vaccine to several states like Kerala, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. “Our work is highly stringent, realtime and technical, no work from home,” tweeted Suchitra Ella, the Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of the Hyderabad-based vaccine major.

“Covaxin goes to Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Bhuvneshwar. thank all our employees @ BHarat bio who worked through the holy month of Ramzan. Eid Mubarak to all your family’s and God Bless,” Ms Ella said in a tweet.

Earlier, in a late-night tweet, she had informed that the vaccine has been sent to Kerala and Uttarakhand.

Ms Ella however did not provide details on the quantity of supplies to these states.

The Hyderbad-based company has come under fire over supply-related issues with Delhi government alleging that the Covaxin maker had refused to supply doses “under instructions” from the central government. “The Covaxin manufacturer has, in a letter, said it cannot provide Delhi government vaccines due to unavailability, under instructions of the concerned government official. It means that the central government is controlling the supply of the vaccine,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged at a digital press meet on Wednesday.

Suchitra Ella had then, in a tweet, said that it was quite disheartening to listen to some states complaining about the company’s intentions regarding supply of Covaxin. The company was working to meet the demands despite “50 of our employees are off work due to Covid”,  she had said.

The central government and Bharat Biotech are willing to invite other companies which want to produce Covaxin to help scale up its production, a top government advisor was quoted as saying on Thursday.

“People say that Covaxin should be given to other companies for manufacturing. I am happy to say that Covaxin manufacturing company (Bharat Biotech) has welcomed this when we discussed it with them,” NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul said.

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