PM Modi To Visit Serum Institute That's Making Oxford Vaccine, On Saturday

Coronavirus Vaccine: PM Narendra Modi is likely to visit Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for COVID-19 vaccine.

PM Modi To Visit Serum Institute That's Making Oxford Vaccine, On Saturday

PM Modi is likely to visit the Serum Institute of India, which is manufacturing the Oxford Covid vaccine

Pune:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday visit the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official said today.

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation has granted permission for manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine for pre-clinical test, examination and analysis to seven firms, two of which are the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Gennova Biopharmaceuticals.

"We have received a confirmation about PM Modi's visit to the Serum Institute of India on Saturday, but his minute-to -minute program is yet to be received," Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao told news agency Press Trust of India.

On Tuesday, Mr Rao said there was a possibility of the PM's visit to Pune, and if that happens, it would be aimed at reviewing the status of the vaccine candidate for coronavirus infection and to know about its launch, production and distribution mechanisms.

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Mr Rao had also informed that ambassadors and envoys from 100 countries will visit the Serum Institute of India and the Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd in Pune on December 4.

Serum Institute of India is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally.
 

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