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Maharashtra Government Will Launch Global Tender For Covid-19 Vaccine: Ajit Pawar | India News


PUNE: Maharashtra Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar announced on Saturday that the state government will launch a global tender for the Covid-19 vaccine and Remdesivir injections.
Pawar spoke to reporters after meeting with senior officials to review the Covid-19 situation in Pune.
The Union government has allowed the vaccination of people in the 18 to 45 age group and the state will begin vaccination for them from May 1, he said.
“We have decided to launch a global tender for the Covid-19 and Remdesivir vaccines under a committee, which will be headed by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte,” the deputy minister said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey has discussed the details of the vaccine with Serum Institute of India (SII) Executive Director Adar Poonawala, he said.
“We will also ensure that the state receives vaccines from foreign manufacturers with the coordination and support of the Union government,” he said.

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