Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla Earns “Y” Category Security Coverage | India News
NEW DELHI: The home ministry Has Category Y safety approved for vaccine manufacturers Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla across the country, based on his latest threat perception.
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SII is manufacturing and supplying Covishield vaccine and is one of two national companies, the other being Bharat Biotech, whose Covid vaccines are currently administered in India.
Sources confirmed that MHA had approved category Y security by the CRPF to the head of the SII. “MHA has asked CRPF for a report on manpower and other logistics for their safety coverage. CRPF will send the report to MHA and will soon take over its security team, ”an official told TOI.
On Wednesday alone, Poonawalla had announced on Twitter that it would supply the states with vaccines at a reduced price of Rs 300 per dose. “As a philanthropic gesture on behalf of @SerumInstIndia, I hereby reduce the price to states from Rs 400 to Rs 300 per dose, effective immediately; This will save billions of millions of state funds in the future. This will allow for more vaccines and save countless lives, ”he tweeted.
Category Y security involves the static security of around 11 people, including CRPF commandos and police personnel.