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Sputnik Light made in India will be delivered to Russia

11.10.2021 258 просмотров

The Government of India has allowed the export of a one-component vaccine against COVID-19 "Sputnik light" of Russian development and Indian production to Russia. This was reported on Sunday by the Press Trust of India news agency, citing sources.


“The government has allowed the Indian pharmaceutical company HETERO Biopharma to export 4 million doses of Sputnik Light to Russia. The decision was made this week after detailed discussions,” the agency quoted the source as saying.

According to him, this decision is explained by the fact that this drug is already being produced in India itself, but has not yet received permission for use.< br>
In mid-September, the relevant committee of experts under the Comptroller General of Medicines of India issued permission to conduct intermediate trials of the third (final) phase of trials of Sputnik Light in India. If the vaccine is approved by New Delhi, Sputnik Light could become the first one-component vaccine used in Indian territory.

While vaccination in India is carried out with three drugs, this is the Covishield vaccine developed by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, which is produced by Indian Serum Institute, Covaxin produced by the Indian company Bharat Biotech, as well as the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. In addition, two U.S. vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, but so far, vaccination with these drugs is not carried out in India.

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