Bharat Biotech to manufacture two crores of Covaxin every month at UP’s Bulandshahr
Amid the shortage of the COVID19 vaccine, Bharat Biotech had proposed the central government to set up a new plant of Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Corporation Limited(BIBCOL) in UP’s Bulandshahr. The central government, on Wednesday (May 12), approved the proposal.
The BIBCOL in Bulandshahr was established in 1989. It manufactured oral polio vaccines and other immunizers.
The central government will provide BIBCOL with a fund of 30 crores for this project. This PSU, as per the report, will be manufacturing a 2crore vaccine every month.
There has been a huge shortage of vaccines in different states. Some have suspended vaccination drives due to limited stock.
Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech have submitted their proposal in the center to enhance their production by ten crores and 7.5 crore doses by August.
Source: zee news
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