Covishield production in full swing, says SII's Adar Poonawalla

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CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) Adar Poonawalla (File Photo)
CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) Adar Poonawalla (File Photo)

New Delhi [India], May 2 (ANI): Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) on Saturday night said that the production of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield is in full swing in Pune.

The SII CEO also held a meeting with his partners and stakeholders in the UK.

"Had an excellent meeting with all our partners & stakeholders in the UK. Meanwhile, pleased to state that COVISHIELD's production is in full swing in Pune. I look forward to reviewing operations upon my return in a few days," tweeted Poonawalla.

In a major move, SII had reduced the price of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' from Rs 400 to Rs 300 per dose for states on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday also provided Poonawalla with Y category security across the country by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Earlier this month, Adar Poonawalla had asked the government for financial assistance to ramp up vaccine production. (ANI)