Mansukh Mandaviya releases 1st commercial batch of COVAXIN manufactured in Gujarat
Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemical and Fertilizer Mansukh Mandaviya Sunday released the first commercial batch of COVAXIN from the Chiron Behring Vaccines facility of Bharat Biotech in Ankleshwar, Gujarat.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mansukh Mandaviya said that due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, India developed its first indigenous vaccine. He remarked that India is running one of the largest Vaccination programs in the world, and it was made possible due to the development of these indigenous vaccines.
He further said that the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme had been successfully going on across all states and Union Territories since 16th January 2021.
C R Patil, MP, Navsari, Shri Ishwarsinh Patel, MLA, Ankleshwar, Shri. Dushyant Patel, MLA and Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Biotech, were also present.
Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Biotech, said, "Our goal to develop a vaccine with global safety and efficacy standards has now been achieved, we are now marching towards the goal of annualized capacity of ~ 1.0 billion doses."