Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Rolled Out Across Apollo Hospitals, Will Cost Rs. 1,195 Per Dose | News

May 28, 2021 0 Comments



Apollo Group of Hospitals has completed administering one million COVID-19 vaccine doses across 80 locations in India

Highlights
  • Apollo Hospitals will administer Sputnik V from the second week of June
  • The vaccine will cost Rs 995 plus Rs 200 would be administration charges
  • Sputnik V is the third vaccine to get emergency use license in India

New Delhi: Apollo Group of Hospitals has announced that it will start administering the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, across its hospitals in India from the second week of June, at an estimated price of Rs 1,195 per dose. “We will be charging Rs 995 for the vaccine and Rs 200 would be administration charges,” an official of the Apollo Group said. On Thursday (May 27), Apollo Hospitals said they will start administering Sputnik V from the second week of June.

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In a statement, Executive Vice-chairperson Shobana Kamineni of the Apollo Group of Hospitals said that the group has completed administering one million vaccine doses across 80 locations in India, and will prioritise frontline workers, high-risk population, and corporate employees. Giving details on ramping up their vaccination programme, Kamineni said,

In June, we will do a million every week and double that in July. We are on track to complete 20 million jabs by September this year.

India is moving towards vaccine sufficiency as inoculations with the Russian vaccine Sputnik V began in the country earlier this month. As reported earlier, India and Russia are planning to manufacture around 35-40 million doses every month that will start from August or September. On May 24, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Panacea Biotec, one of the leading pharmaceutical producers in India, had launched the production of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. Sputnik V got approval from the Subject expert committee (SEC) for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA), making it the third COVID-19 vaccine to get clearance in India. India has become the 60th country to authorise the use of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus.

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It is now approved in countries with a total population of 3 billion, or 40 percent of the world’s population. Under the Centre’s liberalised vaccination policy, the private sector hospitals have earned a crucial role as they can directly procure the doses from manufacturers and administer them to the eligible beneficiaries. The beneficiaries, however, need to register themselves for the jabs through the CoWin platform. Sputnik V was registered in India under emergency use authorization procedure on April 12 and vaccination against coronavirus with the Russian vaccine started on May 14. Earlier, while highlighting the Sputnik V progress, deputy chief of mission Roman Babushkin, told ANI,

Sputnik V is one of the vaccines which is included in the Indian mass vaccination drive and it speaks for itself. This company (Panacea Biotec) is one of the Indian partners which the Russian Direct Investment Fund and is developing a business partnership. The preliminary schedule is gradually is to reach 850 million doses in India per year. We know that there is interest from other business partners and even state governments, all these proposals we are studying very carefully.

Talking about the status of the single-dose vaccine ‘Sputnik lite’, the Russian envoy had said promotion in India and distribution would be very helpful.

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World

16,99,41,951Cases

5,92,74,817Active

10,71,34,080Recovered

35,33,054Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,99,41,951 and 35,33,054 have died; 5,92,74,817 are active cases and 10,71,34,080 have recovered as on May 30, 2021 at 3:42 am.

India

2,78,94,800 1,65,553Cases

21,14,5081,14,216Active

2,54,54,320 2,76,309Recovered

3,25,972 3,460Deaths

In India, there are 2,78,94,800 confirmed cases including 3,25,972 deaths. The number of active cases is 21,14,508 and 2,54,54,320 have recovered as on May 30, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

57,13,215 20,295

2,79,347 12,501

53,39,838 31,964

94,030 832

Karnataka

25,67,449 20,628

3,50,087 22,307

21,89,064 42,443

28,298 492

Kerala

24,94,385 23,513

2,33,425 4,785

22,52,505 28,100

8,455 198

Tamil Nadu

20,39,716 30,016

3,10,157 2,229

17,06,298 31,759

23,261 486

Uttar Pradesh

16,88,152 2,014

46,201 6,043

16,21,743 7,902

20,208 155

Andhra Pradesh

16,71,742 13,756

1,73,622 6,740

14,87,382 20,392

10,738 104

Delhi

14,24,646 956

13,035 1,546

13,87,538 2,380

24,073 122

West Bengal

13,54,956 11,514

1,02,398 7,408

12,37,290 18,774

15,268 148

Chhattisgarh

9,67,645 2,437

42,914 4,018

9,11,752 6,391

12,979 64

Rajasthan

9,36,162 2,314

56,628 5,864

8,71,283 8,108

8,251 70

Gujarat

8,05,617 2,230

38,703 4,908

7,57,124 7,109

9,790 29

Madhya Pradesh

7,77,349 1,640

30,899 3,423

7,38,491 4,995

7,959 68

Haryana

7,53,937 1,868

23,094 1,981

7,22,711 3,752

8,132 97

Odisha

7,47,143 7,148

85,811 16,354

6,58,646 23,467

2,686 35

Bihar

7,04,173 1,491

21,085 3,725

6,78,036 5,168

5,052 48

Telangana

5,74,026 2,982

36,917 876

5,33,862 3,837

3,247 21

Punjab

5,62,831 3,036

42,177 2,787

5,06,349 5,698

14,305 125

Assam

4,03,623 5,613

56,295 1,631

3,44,083 3,905

3,245 77

Jharkhand

3,36,240 823

10,946 837

3,20,336 1,647

4,958 13

Uttarakhand

3,27,112 1,687

31,110 2,884

2,89,642 4,472

6,360 99

Jammu And Kashmir

2,86,684 2,253

39,255 2,127

2,43,588 4,334

3,841 46

Himachal Pradesh

1,88,604 1,262

16,989 1,506

1,68,529 2,738

3,086 30

Goa

1,54,419 963

15,056 270

1,36,766 1,206

2,597 27

Puducherry

1,02,896 996

13,153 743

88,246 1,718

1,497 21

Chandigarh

59,740 163

2,466 292

56,534 450

740 5

Tripura

50,739 854

7,042 123

43,190 722

507 9

Manipur

48,850 1,007

8,030 428

40,044 564

776 15

Meghalaya

34,448 613

7,741 284

26,156 890

551 7

Arunachal Pradesh

26,778 461

3,918 64

22,746 394

114 3

Nagaland

21,371 156

4,982 8

16,039 157

350 7

Ladakh

18,448 138

1,603 3

16,658 141

187

Sikkim

14,907 273

3,831 37

10,829 232

247 4

Mizoram

11,988 329

3,089 108

8,863 220

36 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,214 7

333 25

9,877 32

4

Lakshadweep

7,631 89

1,978 131

5,622 218

31 2

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,964 28

191 2

6,660 30

113





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