New Delhi: Two Delhi hospitals is set to begin administering the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V by the end of this week, according to officials.
“Delhi’s Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital will start administering Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V tentatively by June 20. The appointment slots can be booked via CoWIN portal,” hospital officials told ANI.
They also said that the exact number of doses available will only be confirmed by the end of this week. Sputnik V is likely to be available to the citizens at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi by the end of this week.
The COVID-19 vaccine was administered to employees of Dr Reddy’s Lab at the hospital on Sunday, sources revealed.
Sources also added that 1000 doses of Sputnik V reached the Apollo Hospital and out of these 170 vaccine jabs were administered to lab employees.
After Covishield and Covaxin, Sputnik V is the third vaccine to be approved by the Government of India for use in the country.
The price per dose of Sputnik V at private hospitals has been capped at Rs 1,145.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
In a major feat in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, India continued to report less than 1 lakh daily new cases of COVID-19 cases, for the seventh consecutive day on Monday (June 14, 2021), as new cases fell to below 71,000 infections. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country recorded 70,421 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in almost 72 days. The cases were down by 10,413 new infections as compared to the previous day when 80,834 coronavirus cases reported on Sunday.
On the vaccination front, 25,48,49,301 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the country, the ministry data showed on June 13 morning. Out of these, 34,84,239 doses were given in the last 24 hours.