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



Made In India Sputnik V To Be Available During September- October: Dr Reddy’sMade In India Sputnik V To Be Available During September- October: Dr Reddy’sDr Reddy’s, which has tied up with Russian Direct Investment Fund for Covid vaccine Sputnik V in India

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

19,47,06,534Cases

6,24,91,727Active

12,80,47,314Recovered

41,67,493Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,47,06,534 and 41,67,493 have died; 6,24,91,727 are active cases and 12,80,47,314 have recovered as on July 27, 2021 at 4:02 am.

India

3,14,40,951 29,689Cases

3,98,10013,089Active

3,06,21,469 42,363Recovered

4,21,382 415Deaths

In India, there are 3,14,40,951 confirmed cases including 4,21,382 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,98,100 and 3,06,21,469 have recovered as on July 27, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

62,69,799 4,877

92,088 6,253

60,46,106 11,077

1,31,605 53

Kerala

32,83,116 11,586

1,37,318 3,461

31,29,628 14,912

16,170 135

Karnataka

28,96,163 1,606

23,080 362

28,36,678 1,937

36,405 31

Tamil Nadu

25,50,282 1,785

22,762 602

24,93,583 2,361

33,937 26

Andhra Pradesh

19,56,392 1,627

21,748 407

19,21,371 2,017

13,273 17

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,208 53

857 11

16,84,601 64

22,750

West Bengal

15,24,296 657

11,566 230

14,94,645 875

18,085 12

Delhi

14,35,949 39

537 42

14,10,368 80

25,044 1

Chhattisgarh

10,01,359 192

2,518 220

9,85,324 411

13,517 1

Odisha

9,69,185 1,637

16,230 629

9,47,381 2,204

5,574 62

Rajasthan

9,53,560 18

298 15

9,44,310 33

8,952

Gujarat

8,24,744 31

312 18

8,14,356 49

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,756 6

140 8

7,81,104 14

10,512

Haryana

7,69,770 31

711 4

7,59,437 32

9,622 3

Bihar

7,24,530 59

468 34

7,14,423 93

9,639

Telangana

6,41,791 638

9,325 80

6,28,679 715

3,787 3

Punjab

5,98,840 46

637 62

5,81,925 96

16,278 12

Assam

5,60,019 1,528

14,929 328

5,39,928 1,830

5,162 26

Jharkhand

3,46,983 37

246 8

3,41,613 45

5,124

Uttarakhand

3,41,778 54

638 1

3,33,781 53

7,359

Jammu And Kashmir

3,20,759 102

1,200 88

3,15,184 189

4,375 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,05,200 139

858 17

2,00,826 120

3,516 2

Goa

1,70,581 90

1,137 21

1,66,308 107

3,136 4

Puducherry

1,20,417 86

909 13

1,17,718 98

1,790 1

Manipur

93,656 989

10,524 57

81,645 1,037

1,487 9

Tripura

76,997 458

3,684 21

72,566 434

747 3

Chandigarh

61,931 4

36 3

61,086 1

809

Meghalaya

61,763 569

5,084 77

55,648 485

1,031 7

Arunachal Pradesh

46,357 490

4,319 53

41,820 435

218 2

Mizoram

33,452

9,504 239

23,811 239

137

Nagaland

27,362 54

1,256 29

25,561 80

545 3

Sikkim

25,339 179

2,970 47

22,038 225

331 1

Ladakh

20,309 9

70 3

20,032 6

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,637

45 1

10,588 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,141 12

82 6

10,010 6

49

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,530 1

14 1

7,387 2

129