BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra on Wednesday revealed that the Modi sarkar has asked both Bharat Biotech and Panacea Biotech to increase the production of coronavirus vaccine. He was speaking in a video conference.
Patra said that only these two companies qualify the top level of safety under BSL norms to produce Covaxin.
Soon after his statement, MoneyControl reported that Panacea Biotech’s share price rose.
In another statement, Ministry of Science & Technology yesterday said that the current production capacity of Covaxin vaccine will be doubled by May-June this year. It will then be increased nearly 6-7 fold by July-August, the statement added. About 10 crore doses per month will be produced by September.