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vaccination: 3 million doses of Sputnik-V vaccine arrived in India from Russia

vaccination: 3 million doses of Sputnik-V vaccine arrived in India from Russia

To accelerate the ongoing vaccination campaign in the country, the government has started ordering vaccines from other countries. As many as 3 million doses of Russia’s Corona vaccine Sputnik-V landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday. A press release issued by GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) said that the quantity of vaccine arrived at Hyderabad Airport in the afternoon on chartered cargo RU-9450 from Russia.

Largest import shipment of corona vaccine

The statement said, “While GHAC has already handled many imported shipments of vaccine, today the shipment of 56.6 tonnes of vaccine is the largest import shipment of Corona vaccine to date. Processes completed and dispatched in less than 90 minutes.

The Sputnik-V vaccine requires special handling and storage

The Sputnik-V vaccine requires special handling and storage, which must be kept at a temperature of -20C. GHAC is working closely with customers’ supply chain team experts, customs department officials and other relevant designators. This is the time to ensure that the air cargo terminal has the necessary infrastructure and handling procedures for easy handling of vaccine shipments.

Earlier, more than two lakh vaccines were taken from RDIF

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has entered into an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund to sell 250 million bottles of Sputnik-V in India. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has received approval from the Indian Drug Regulatory Authority for the use of Sputnik-V’s banned emergency. Dr. Reddy had earlier taken over two lakh vaccines from RDIF. The Sputnik-V vaccine was recently launched soft. Apollo had partnered with hospitals for it.

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