Disheartening to hear complaint against COVAXIN supply
New Delhi : Two states in India - Delhi and Andhra Pradesh - have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow other companies to manufacture COVAXIN and COVISHIELD to ensure proper supply of the coronavirus vaccines in the nation. Bharat Biotech has tagged the demand as 'disheartening'.
Some states complaining about the company's intentions with COVAXIN is disheartening at a time when they are working hard to produce more and more dosage amid staff shortage due to current coronavirus situation. Bharat Biotech’s joint managing director Suchitra Ella said that the company has dispatched the vaccine to 18 states, including Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.
"Covaxin dispatched 10/5/21.18 states have been covered thou in smaller shipments. Quite disheartening to the teams to hear Some states complaining about our intentions. 50 of our employees are off work due to covid, yet we continue to work under pandemic lockdowns 24x7 for U," she tweeted.
CM Arvind Kejriwal and Jagan Mohan had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, complaining about the shortage of vaccine to inoculate the residents in their states. They also demanded COVAXIN production should be given to other companies so that production can be ramped up to meet the demand.