Covshield, a serum institute based in Pune, Maharashtra, was approved by the Pharmaceutical Quality Control Authority of India in early January for the use of corona vaccines by Kavex, manufactured by Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. This has been followed by corona vaccination across the country since January 16. So far 1.35 crore people have been vaccinated.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters yesterday:
Indian corona vaccines are safe and reliable. This is the reason why Indian vaccines are so popular abroad. Domestically produced corona vaccines have been shipped to numerous countries. Sent free to some countries. Some countries have paid the price. Indian corona vaccines have also been exported to Latin American countries. This is an example of the success of the Pro-India project.
Leaders and ministers of various countries are vaccinated against corona on a priority basis. Thus he said.