Centre Has Placed Fresh Orders To Procure Vaccines: Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi: The government has issued fresh orders to procure vaccines from Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech.

Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said advance orders for May, June and July have been placed. “India’s fight against COVID-19 continues undaunted. Just a gentle reminder to those fuelling hesitancy & panic. More than 18 cr vaccine doses administered so far. Advance orders for May, June & July 2021 have been placed with the two manufacturers & payments have been made,” he tweeted.

Elaborating further, Puri said the central government has placed advance orders with SII, buying 5.6 crore vaccines worth Rs 1,176 crore through PM Cares. The orders for over 11 crore doses placed on April 22 and 10 crore doses worth Rs 1,575 crore by the health ministry on May 10.

“Advance Orders placed with @SerumInstIndia: 5.60 cr vaccines worth Rs 1,176 crore through PM Cares. 11 cr doses on 22 April 2021 & 10 cr doses worth Rs 1,575 cr by @MoHFW_INDIA on 10 May 2021,” he tweeted.

Bharat Biotech: He said the Centre has placed orders for one crore vaccines worth Rs 216.83 crore through PM Cares, and five crore doses on April 22 and two crore on May 10 by the health ministry. “Advance orders placed with @BharatBiotech: 1 cr vaccines worth Rs 216.83cr through PM Cares. 5cr doses worth Rs 866 cr on 22 April and 2 cr doses worth Rs 315 cr through MoHFW on 10 May 2021. Delivery of all these doses will be completed by July 2021,” he tweeted.



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