200,000 doses of 'Sputnik V' expected by 12 April: SPC

Amani Nilar | Published: 11:33 AM Apr 7 2021
Local 200,000 doses of 'Sputnik V' expected by 12 April: SPC

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology will have 200,000 doses of the Russian manufactured 'Sputnik V' available for delivery by 12 April, the General Manager of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation, K.M.D.R. Dassanayake said.

According to Dassanayake, 100,000 doses of each first component and second component of the vaccine will be delivered to Sri Lanka.

The State Minister of Primary Health Services, Infectious Diseases and COVID Control, Sudarshini Fernandopulle mentioned that the second 100,000 doses will be given as a booster to the first dose.

Moreover, Dassanayake said that the purchase order has been made after the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) has granted approval for the emergency usage of the Sputnik V vaccine within Sri Lanka and the Cabinet approved the request to purchase 13 million doses of the vaccine.

The delivery of AstraZeneca-COVISHIELD vaccines, which were due by the end of last month, will be delayed owing to the export restrictions implemented by the Indian Government, Dassanayake added.

Amani Nilar | Published: 11:33 AM Apr 7 2021

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