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Covid-19 Vaccine: Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Begins Administering Sputnik V Jabs

A medic administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a woman (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: Indraprastha Apollo in Delhi has started the administration of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for the general public in a staged manner from June 30.

Around 1000 beneficiaries have been administered the first jab of Sputnik V vaccine till now, said the hospital.

“Indraprastha Apollo has started the administration of the Sputnik V vaccine for the public in a staged manner from June 30th. As of today, around 1000 persons have been administered the said vaccine,” informed the hospital.

“The spot registration and walk-in facility for Sputnik V are currently restricted and we are encouraging beneficiaries to register and make appointments through the CoWIN app,” the hospital added.

Sputnik V was administered to employees of Dr Reddy’s Lab at the hospital on June 13, according to sources.

As per the schedule issued by the central government, the price of Sputnik V at private hospitals has been capped at Rs 1,145 per dose.

Developed by Russia’s Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and marketed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Sputnik V has an efficacy rate of 92 per cent

The vaccine shots have been imported from Russia by Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. They would eventually be manufacturing it in India.

The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been accelerated in the national capital, with over two lakh beneficiaries being vaccinated daily for three days in a row, senior AAP leader Atishi informed on Wednesday.

(With ANI Inputs)

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