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Sputnik V manufacturers agree to supply vaccine to Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the makers of Sputnik V have agreed to supply the Russian Covid-19 vaccine to national capital, as per reports. He further added that its quantity is yet to be decided.

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“Talks with the makers of Sputnik V are on. They will give us vaccine, but the quantity is yet to be decided. Our officials and the representatives of the vaccine manufacturers met on Tuesday, too,” the CM told reporters.

Mr Kejriwal also inaugurated today Delhi’s first drive-through vaccination centre at Vegas Mall in Sector 12 of Dwarka.

He said that a government-run drive-through vaccination centre will be launched at Chhatrasal on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family informed that more than 22 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs) amid the pandemic so far.

“The government of India has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through direct state procurement category, more than 22 crore vaccine doses (22,00,59,880) to States and UTs”, informed an official release by the ministry.

More than 1.77 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses (1,77,52,594) are still available with the States/Union Territories (UTs) to be administered, it added.

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