To boost India’s vaccination drive against Covid-19 locally manufactured Sputnik Light is said to launch in September. Sputnik Light is a single-dose vaccine.
Panacea Biotec has submitted an application seeking emergency use authorisation from the country’s drug regulator DGCI, according to a report in leading newspaper. The report said that Sputnik Light will be available in limited quantities initially. It is expected to be priced at around Rs 750.
Panacea Biotec has partnered Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to launch the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in India. The RDIF has already tied up with Dr Reddy’s to produce the vaccine in the country. The vaccine got emergency use authorization in the country on April 12 and it was rolled out for the masses in May.
India, Sputnik V has been registered in as many as 65 countries. The vaccine has been proved to be 97.6 per cent effective during clinical trials.