PM to visit Serum Institute in Pune to take stock of production of corona vaccine COVISHIELD

Prime Minister is expected to fly to Pune, to visit the Serum Institute to get a first hand perspective of the production of corona vaccine COVISHIELD.
AIR correspondent reports that Mr. Modi will discuss with the concerned officials about the overall supply and distribution system after the successful testing of this vaccine.
According to the schedule, after arrival at Lohegaon airport, the Prime Minister will be flown directly to Serum Institute by a special helicopter and will be at the institute for about an hour. The Prime Minister will then leave for NewDelhi from Lohegaon Airport.
It may be noted that the Phase-1 clinical trial of Zydus Cadilla’s vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D is over and the pharma company has commenced Phase-2 clinical trials from August. 
Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is undergoing Phase-3 trials. Covishield vaccine is currently in the final stage of clinical human trials.The Serum Institute of India has partnered with UK’s Oxford University and British-Swedish Pharmaceutical Giant AstraZeneca in the manufacture and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVISHIELD in India.


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