April 6, 2022
Saugata Roy’s Supplementary Question on GoI’s position on Covaxin manufacturing issues, pointed out by WHO
Mr. Speaker, Sir, the hon. Minister has mentioned Bharat Biotech company as an example of a successful start-up. The people from Andhra Pradesh are saying that they are all proud of Bharat Biotech. The founders of Bharat Biotech, Shri Krishna Ella and Shrimati Ella have also been awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. Bharat Biotech was producing Covaxin. But I saw in newspapers that the manufacture of Covaxin has been stopped,
because the WHO has said that the manufacturing quality is not up to the mark. They should stop producing the vaccine, and they should do up their manufacturing facility.