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Haryana’s cabinet to decide on offer from Malta-based company to sell Sputnik-V vaccines | India News


CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s cabinet will make a final decision after the state government received an offer from a Malta-based pharmaceutical company to provide up to 60 million doses of Sputnik-V vaccine to the state at a cost of Rs 1120 per dose. , Health Minister Anil Vij said on Sunday.
“We are considering the offer and it will be presented to the state cabinet, which will make a final decision,” Vij told reporters in Ambala.
The state had launched a global tender for Covid-19 vaccine injections through Haryana Medical Services Corporation (HMSCL) on May 26.
The tender closed on June 4, but no offers were received during the period, the government said in a statement here on Saturday.
However, Malta-based Pharma Regulatory Services Limited has expressed interest to the state HMSCL to provide doses of Sputnik-V manufactured by the Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), he said.
Sputnik-V is one of three vaccines approved by India’s drug controller for use in the country.
According to the offer made by the company, each dose of the vaccine will cost Rs 1,120, according to the statement.
The firm has given a 30-day deadline to supply the first batch of five lakh doses, followed by 10-lakh doses every 20 days until the supply is completed, against a letter of credit issued in its name, the government said.
Many states had recently launched global tenders for the Covid-19 vaccine to increase the supplies the Center receives, as well as to boost vaccination of the 18-44 age group.

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