SunstarTV Bureau: The government has placed a purchase order for 11 million doses of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine- Covishield, with Serum Institute of India (SII), on Monday.
Dispatch of the vaccine is likely to start by late Monday evening, officials informed.
According to the order, each dose of the vaccine has been priced at Rs 200 and with GST of Rs 10 it would cost Rs 210.
The HLL Lifecare Limited, a public sector undertaking, issued the supply order on behalf of the Union Health Ministry in the name of Prakash Kumar Singh, Additional Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Serum Institute of India (SII).
The health ministry is also likely to soon sign a purchase order for another anti-corona virus vaccine, Covaxin, which has been developed by Bharat Biotech.
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