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Russian COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ Under Phase 3 Trials In India To Cost Less Than $10 Per Dose

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said they focused on a vaccine that will be affordable to the world, is safe, efficient, and have easy logistics

Russian COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ Under Phase 3 Trials In India To Cost Less Than $10 Per Dose
Highlights
  • COVID-19 vaccines Sputnik V has reported efficacy of over 90 per cent
  • Sputnik V can be delivered at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius logistics supply chain
  • Over 1.5 million people have already been vaccinated with Sputnik V: RDIF

New Delhi: The Russian COVID-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ will cost less than USD 10 (about Rs. 730) per shot in India and the price is the same for all countries, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Thursday. The vaccine is undergoing phase 3 trials. “The price we have is the same for all of the markets and we have basically announced the pricing of less than USD 10 per shot. And it will be the same for all of the markets because we believe that there needs to be equal access, equal pricing to all of the countries without any sort of changes,” Mr Dmitriev said during an online press conference.

Also Read: Russia Says Sputnik V Vaccine Over 95 Per Cent Effective Against COVID-19

The price of Sputnik V is less than USD10 per shot, making it affordable around the world. This price is half to one-third of other vaccines that have the efficacy of more than 90 per cent. Only Sputnik has efficacy more than 90 per cent of vaccines that can be delivered at 2 to 8 degrees celsius logistics supply chain, he added.

Mr Dmitriev said they focused on a vaccine that will be affordable to the world, is safe, efficient, but also will have easy logistics.

We would never have done a vaccine at minus 70 degrees because we understand it’s not accessible to most of the world. So Sputnik V is an accessible vaccine. We believe it’s accessible and affordable to all of the nations in the world and that has been the focus from the beginning, he said.

He said safety, efficacy and lack of negative long-term effects of adenoviral vaccines have been proven by more than 250 clinical studies over two decades.

Also Read: Health Minister Assures People On Safety, Efficacy Of COVID-19 Vaccines

“Over 1.5 million people have already been vaccinated with Sputnik V,” he said, adding that there are no strong allergies caused. He said developers of the Sputnik V vaccine are working collaboratively with AstraZeneca on a joint clinical trial to improve the efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine, he said.

The storage temperature of Sputnik V means it can be stored in a conventional refrigerator without any need to invest in additional cold-chain infrastructure, he said.

Asked about the availability of vaccine in India, RDIF spokesperson said they cannot comment.

You know that Phase 3 is undergoing, the spokesperson said.

Mr Dmitriev said Sputnik V has been approved in Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay and Turkmenistan and the process to approve the vaccine in the EU has been initiated. RDIF said on Thursday (January 21) that UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has authorized the use of Sputnik V vaccine.

Also Read: COVID-19: Limited Shipment Of Sputnik V Vaccine To Other Countries In December, Key Deliveries By January 2021, Says Russia

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World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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