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Powerful people in India are upset, huge pressure to increase vaccine supply: Adar Poonawala holds a big meeting in England

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The outbreak of corona continues to increase. Everyday, new cases of corona infection are coming out, due to which the demand of vaccine is increasing continuously in the country. Meanwhile, Adar Poonawala, CEO of Serum Institute of India, the maker of the Kovishield vaccine, has spoken of a great pressure on himself to increase the supply of Kovid-19 vaccine.

At the same time, Poonawala held a meeting with his business partner in England. He told on Saturday (May 1) night, “In England there was a meeting with all our partners and stakeholders. Meanwhile, production of COVISHIELD is in full swing in Pune. He has also indicated that he has come to London with plans to expand the manufacturing of the vaccine. ”

Before this to The Times Poonawala in interview Had alleged that many powerful people of India are harassing them with regard to the vaccine. He said that all the burden is falling on his shoulders, while this work is not under his control. So, he will not be returning to India from Britain right now.

Talking about this for the first time after getting the security, Poonawala said that the powerful people of India are aggressively calling and asking for the Kovishield vaccine. He is getting aggressive calls from Chief Ministers, business people of many states of India. They are asking them to supply Kovishield as soon as possible.

40 years old Poonawala Told that due to this pressure, he has come to London with his daughter and wife. The SII chief said, “I have stayed here for a long time because I do not want to go into that situation again.” Everything has fallen on my shoulder, but I cannot do anything alone. I don’t want to be in a situation where you are just trying to do your job and just because you can’t meet everyone’s needs, you can’t imagine what they will do in return. “

Kovishield is the first vaccine approved by DCGI for emergency use of Corona. Kovishield is produced by the Serum Institute of India, one of the world’s leading vaccine companies. Kovishield and Bharat Biotech’s Kovaxin are mainly used in the ongoing vaccination in India.

Actually, the company started exporting the vaccine to 68 countries including Britain, but at the same time the situation started worsening with Corona in India. Poonawala said in the interview, “We are really trying to help everybody. I don’t think even God could have predicted that it was going to happen. ” He denied the charge of raising the price of Kovishield to earn more profits, saying it was completely wrong. They have described this vaccine as the cheapest vaccine in the world. “We have done whatever we could have done better than profiteering,” he said.

Let us know that recently, the Central Government has also provided security of Y category to Poonawala. From now on, the responsibility of the security of Poonawala will be that of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The government’s decision comes after a letter written by Prakash Kumar Singh, director of the Serum Institute of India, to Union Home Minister Amit Shah. In the letter, Prakash Kumar Singh wrote that Poonawala is receiving threats from several groups.

Ever since the central government announced the third phase of vaccination, a fierce debate has erupted over the vaccine prices being made in India. It is not that only a few state governments have repeatedly reported higher vaccine prices. Activists, cinema stars and social media celebs have also given statements on prices, which have been debated for a long time. Some activists have even raised the demand that the Serum Institute give vaccines to every Indian for free.

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