The local production of Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ is expected to start by August in India. The Indian envoy to Russia, Bala Venkatesh Varma announced about the local production of the vaccine in India. Around three million more doses of the vaccine will be supplied to India by May-end to cope with the vaccination drive.
Varma further said “For Sputnik, 1,50,000 doses plus 60,000 doses have been already supplied to India. By May-end, about 3 million more doses will be supplied in bulk. Those will be filled in India. In June, the supply is expected to increase to 5 million and production in India expected to start in August.”
According to him around 65-70% of Sputnik produced anywhere in the world will be from India.