“Many countries have written to the PMO of India for vaccines to be supplied from the Serum Institute to their countries. We also want to take care of our population and nation. We are trying to supply vaccines to Africa, South America. So we are doing a little bit everywhere,” said Poonawala.
Further, he also said that his company will produce 70-80 million doses every month and the massive planning is underway to see how many will be given to India and other foreign countries.
“We make 70-80 million doses every month. Planning is underway to see how many will be given to India and foreign countries. Health Ministry has made logistics plans. We also have a partnership with private players for trucks, vans and cold storage,” he said.
Describing the coronavirus pandemic as an important time, he said the main challenge is to bring the vaccine to everyone in the country and this is the challenge for 2021.
“It is a historic moment that the vaccine is being sent from our factory. Our main challenge is to bring it to everyone in the country. This is our challenge for 2021 considering how it happens.
Earlier in the day, the first consignment of Covishield vaccines arrived from Pune to Delhi four days before the launch of a nationwide campaign against coronaviruses.
A SpiceJet flight carrying the vaccine landed at Delhi Airport at 10 am. It left for the national capital around 8 am, three hours after the first truck with the first consignment of the vaccine facility at the Serum Institute of India (SII), 15 km from the Pune airport.