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Made In India Sputnik V To Be Available During September- October: Dr Reddy’s

According to an official at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, 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

Made In India Sputnik V To Be Available During September- October: Dr Reddy’s
Highlights
  • Sputnik V vaccine was launched in 80 cities: Dr Reddy's Laboratories
  • Over 2.5 lakh people have been administered the Sputnik V jab: Dr Reddy's
  • Trials of Sputnik V in adolescents have commenced in Russia: Official

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 Reddy’s, 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, ” Mr Ramana told reporters.

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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. Mr 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, Mr 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.Reddy’s digital health solution ‘SVAAS’ and demonstrates ICICI Lombards deeper foray into the wellness space.

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World

23,00,65,708Cases
19,25,31,777Active
3,28,15,731Recovered
47,18,200Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,00,65,708 and 47,18,200 have died; 19,25,31,777 are active cases and 3,28,15,731 have recovered as on September 23, 2021 at 3:36 am.

India

3,35,63,421 31,923Cases
3,01,640349Active
3,28,15,731 31,990Recovered
4,46,050 282Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,63,421 confirmed cases including 4,46,050 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,01,640 and 3,28,15,731 have recovered as on September 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,31,237 3,608

43,544 725

63,49,029 4,285

1,38,664 48

Kerala

45,59,601 19,675

1,61,596 169

43,73,966 19,702

24,039 142

Karnataka

29,70,208 847

13,650 119

29,18,890 946

37,668 20

Tamil Nadu

26,50,370 1,682

17,027 34

25,97,943 1,627

35,400 21

Andhra Pradesh

20,42,073 1,365

13,796 109

20,14,180 1,466

14,097 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,708 15

196 2

16,86,624 12

22,888 1

West Bengal

15,63,393 683

7,724 17

15,36,978 687

18,691 13

Delhi

14,38,586 30

411 11

14,13,090 19

25,085

Odisha

10,21,950 734

5,129 285

10,08,671 445

8,150 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,146 26

300 3

9,91,283 23

13,563

Rajasthan

9,54,282 7

98 1

9,45,230 8

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,771 20

133 0

8,15,556 20

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,422 12

90 0

7,81,815 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,770 16

332 4

7,60,629 11

9,809 1

Bihar

7,25,918 11

60 0

7,16,199 11

9,659

Telangana

6,64,164 258

4,946 8

6,55,310 249

3,908 1

Punjab

6,01,401 42

324 20

5,84,576 22

16,501

Assam

5,99,271 407

4,880 201

5,88,574 604

5,817 4

Jharkhand

3,48,146 7

63 2

3,42,950 9

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,428 23

256 7

3,35,781 16

7,391

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,418 204

1,536 86

3,22,463 118

4,419

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,615 212

1,823 108

2,12,133 100

3,659 4

Goa

1,75,792 102

950 64

1,71,545 38

3,297

Puducherry

1,25,735 117

945 23

1,22,956 92

1,834 2

Manipur

1,19,041 171

2,214 40

1,14,991 130

1,836 1

Mizoram

84,109 1,294

15,638 275

68,199 1,015

272 4

Tripura

83,981 25

346 7

82,825 31

810 1

Meghalaya

79,983 166

1,868 10

76,730 172

1,385 4

Chandigarh

65,201 6

44 0

64,338 5

819 1

Arunachal Pradesh

54,241 51

442 29

53,526 22

273

Sikkim

31,074 60

642 15

30,051 44

381 1

Nagaland

30,990 31

459 11

29,873 41

658 1

Ladakh

20,750 7

148 4

20,395 3

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,361 1

10 1

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,615 8

20 3

7,466 5

129

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