New Delhi: Bharat Biotech said Friday it has dispatched Covaxin to various states like Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. Bharat Biotech, the Hyderabad-based vaccine major has recently come under fire from the Delhi government over supply-related issues. It said it has also dispatched Covaxin to Kerala and Uttarakhand.
“Covaxin goes to Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore & Bhubaneshwar. Thank all our employees @ BHarat bio who worked thru the holy month of Ramzan… (sic)” Bharat Biotech co-founder and joint managing director Suchitra Ella said in a tweet.
Earlier in a late night tweet Thursday, she tweeted informing supply of the much in demand vaccine to Kerala and Uttarakhand. “Covaxin sent to Kerala & Uttarakhand. Thanq for the concern, many offered to help. Our work is highly stringent, realtime & technical, no work from home! All Our employees will be taken care of, won’t deter us from our mission! Let’s be thankful, helpful & hopeful always (sic),” Ella had tweeted.
Ella however did not provide details on the quantum of supplies.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said May 12 that Bharat Biotech has informed the state government that it cannot provide ‘additional’ Covaxin doses to the national capital.
Responding to the criticism, Ella in a tweet said that it was quite disheartening to listen to some states complaining about the company’s intentions regarding supply of Covaxin. She said that Bharat Biotech had already dispatched Covaxin lots to 18 states May 10.