India will produce over 2 billion doses.
According to a top government advisor, more than 2 billion doses of CoronaVirus will likely be available in India between August and December this year.
According to Dr VK Paul, Member-Health of Niti Aayog, the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in India and will be available in the market by next week. The first shipment from Russia has arrived, and more will follow.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 362,727 new Covid infections on Thursday, bringing the total caseload to 23,703,665. The number of people killed by the virus increased by 4,120, bringing the total number of people killed by the virus to 258,317. Meanwhile, due to a severe shortage of vaccines, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Karnataka have agreed to halt vaccinations for people aged 18 to 44, which had begun symbolically on May 1, until further orders are received.The vaccine campaign for people aged 18 and up has yet to begin in most states. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Health Minister, urged states on Wednesday to recognise the limited supply of vaccines and not to set unreasonable and impractical standards, while also ensuring judicious use of doses to reduce wastage.
Several Indian states are reporting a severe vaccine shortage, despite an increase in coronavirus cases across the region. 750 million doses of AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) vaccine, developed in India by the Serum Institute of India, and 550 million doses of Covaxin, produced by Bharat Biotech, will make up the 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines.
It is a relief to the people and government as we expect the vaccines to be available in the market next week. We hope that the limited supply of vaccines that have arrived from there (Russia) will be available by next week. The government is working hard to increase vaccine production in the country. Its production will begin in July, with 15.6 crore doses expected to be produced during that period.