Fortis to offer Sputnik V vaccine

on Thursday said Sputnik V, the Russia-developed Covid-19 vaccine which has been approved for use in India, will be available at its Gurgaon and Mohali facilities as part of a limited pilot roll-out from Saturday.

The vaccine stock has been procured directly from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories according to government guidelines, the private hospital chain said.

Hyderabad-based drug maker Dr Reddy’s has the licence to supply the Russian vaccine in India. In the coming days, the two-dose vaccine will be available at more Fortis hospitals in 11 cities as part of the phase-wise pilot project. Earlier, Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital and Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital had said they would start administering the Russian Covid-19 vaccine by June 20.

The government has fixed the price of Sputnik V at ₹1,145 per dose. The other two Covid-19 vaccines available in India are priced at a maximum of ₹780 for Covishield and ₹1,410 for Covaxin per dose at private vaccination centres.


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