Hyderabad, Jan 19 (PTI) Bharat Biotech has secured a
fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for another 45 lakh
doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, sources said.
Out of the 45 lakh doses, the city-based vaccine maker
will be supplying over eight lakh to some of the friendly
countries such as Mauritius, Philippines and Myanmar, free of
cost as good will gesture sources added.
"The company was given a fresh letter of comfort recently
for supplying another 45 lakh doses of Covaxin.
The doses will be dispatched as when the Ministry places
orders with the company," sources told PTI.
After having received the government purchase order for
55lakh doses, BharatBiotechshipped the first batch of
vaccines (each vial containing 20 doses) to Gannavaram
(Vijayawada), Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bangalore,
Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai and Lucknow, it said.
Bharat Biotech said it has also donated 16.5 lakh doses
to the Government of India.
Sources further said the supplies from the company depend
on the orders being placed by the government. PTI GDK
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