Serum Institute of India’s CEO, Adar Poonawalla puts forward a big question for the Government of India. Taking it to twitter, he said, “Quick question; will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that’s what Ministry of Health & Family Welfare needs, to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India. This is the next concerning challenge we need to tackle.”
Further adding he said, “I ask this question, because we need to plan and guide, vaccine manufacturers both in India and overseas to service the needs of our country in terms of procurement and distribution.”
Poonawalla’s SERUM is world’s largest vaccine manufacturing company, who already invested USD 100 Million on UK’s ‘AstraZeneca’ COVID-19 potential vaccine.
India currently stands at #2 Globally, based on highest COVID-19 confirmed cases, with 5.9M cases, and 93,400 deaths so far. Daily new cases mark continues to stand higher than 80,000-new cases everyday.