Sputnik V to be available in Delhi's Indraprastha Hospital from today: Price and other important details

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Sputnik V (Image tweeted by @ANI)
Sputnik V (Image tweeted by @ANI)

New Delhi : The Russian manufactured coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V will be available in Delhi's Indraprastha Hospital from today onwards. The vaccine, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, is said to be 91.6 per cent efficacy, which is the highest among available coronavirus vaccines in India.

Apart from Apollo, Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Delhi will also start administering the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to people by the end of this week.

The final price for the vaccine has been set to Rs 1,145 per dose by the government. It is the third vaccine in India that has been approved by the Centre after Covaxin and Covishield.

Amid rumours about differentiated abilities of Covid-19 vaccines available in India, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said that data available till now shows clearly the efficacy of all vaccines — whether Covaxin, Covishield or Sputnik V — are more or less equivalent.

He mentioned that instead of getting into the debate of which vaccine should be taken, people must take any vaccine available to them.

Sputnik Light

The Modi-led government is hopeful of a speedy launch of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light in India and all stakeholders, including the Russian manufacturer and its Indian partners, have been directed to fast-track the application and regulatory approval procedures for the jab to boost the country’s vaccination drive.