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Sputnik V’s pilot soft launch extended to more cities: Dr Reddy’s

Post By : Basundhara Choudhury
Post Date : June 14, 2021
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The limited pilot launch of Russian Covid vaccine has now been extended to cities such as Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, announced Dr Reddy’s Labs (DRL). The limited pilot soft launch of the vaccine was first initiated in Hyderabad on May 14.

The initiative is primed to help test cold storage and other logistical arrangements before the vaccine’s commercial launch. Since it’s a part of the pilot phase, people cannot register themselves and have to wait for the commercial launch.

Earlier on June 9, Rockwell Industries, a cold chain appliance manufacturer announced its strategic partnership with DRL, to provide its World Health Organisation – Performance, Quality and Safety certified Covid-19 vaccine freezers to facilitate the storage of Sputnik V vaccine in India.

Rockwell had said that the vaccine freezer plays a very critical role in the safety and potency of the vaccines.

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine requires a temperature range of minus 18°C to keep it stable and potent.

“Our technology ensures that Sputnik V’s storage management at vaccine centres meets the stringent refrigeration standards set forth by Sputnik V manufacturers.”

~Ashok Gupta, Managing Director of Rockwell Industries

Apart from this, Rockwell added that it will provide end-to-end logistics and after sales service support for the vaccine freezers across India. Hospitals like AIG Hospitals, Apollo, Omega and Care Hospitals are already using Rockwells Vaccine Freezers for vaccine storage.

Many hospitals such as AIG Hospitals, Apollo, Omega and Care Hospitals are already using Rockwells Vaccine Freezers for vaccine storage and many more hospitals and institutions are approaching us for the same.

Russia’s Sputnik V is likely to be available at Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital from next week.

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