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Serum Institute fire leaves 5 dead, welding work caused blaze, says Tope

22 Jan 2021 3:40 AM GMT

The fire at the Serum Institute plant near Pune has claimed five lives, sources has reported, after five charred bodies were recovered from the site. SII CEO Adar Poonwalla, after initially tweeting that no lives had been lost, confirmed the casualties on Twitter. “We have just received some distressing updates; upon further investigation we have […]

Covid Vaccine: government likely to buy another 4.5 crore doses of Covidshield Vaccine by April

12 Jan 2021 6:19 AM GMT

The government on Wednesday said that it is committed to buying from the Serum Institute further 4.5 crore doses of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, at a price of Rs 200 per shot plus applicable taxes by April, in addition to a firm order given to the company for 1.1 crore doses. From Tuesday morning onwards, […]

Serum Institute seeks emergency authorisation for Covid-19 vaccine in India

7 Dec 2020 6:20 AM GMT

The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Sunday became the first indigenous company to apply to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking emergency use authorisation (EUA) for the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in the country, official sources said. A day earlier, the Indian arm of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer became the first to seek […]

Serum Institute gets DCGI nod to resume trials of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

16 Sep 2020 6:11 AM GMT

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V.G. Somani on Tuesday gave permission to Serum Institute of India to resume clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the country while revoking its earlier order of suspending any new recruitment for phase two and three trials. The DCGI, however, put certain conditions like taking […]

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