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Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be offered solely to giant hospitals, says Pakistani importer

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  • The pharmaceutical agency can solely present the vaccine to giant hospitals and establishments however can not promote it available in the market.
  • It additionally revealed that no settlement has been reached with any of the well being amenities or establishments within the nation to this point.
  • The agency is in touch with main personal well being amenities in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad for the availability of the Sputnik V vaccine.

KARACHI: A neighborhood personal pharmaceutical agency, allowed to import Russia’s Sputnik V in Pakistan, has stated that as per the emergency use authorisation and different permissions they’ve, they’ll solely present the vaccine to giant hospitals and establishments however can not promote it available in the market.

In line with a information report revealed in The Information, the agency is in touch with main personal well being amenities in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad for the availability of the Sputnik V vaccine. 

Learn extra: No provide settlement with any hospital, says unique distributor of Sputnik vaccine

Nevertheless, no settlement has been reached with any of the well being amenities or establishments within the nation to this point.

“For the time being, we’re in touch with a number of main well being amenities, together with Shaukat Khanum Most cancers Hospital, Aga Khan College Hospital, Karachi, Shifa Worldwide Hospital, Islamabad, Medical doctors Hospital, Lahore, and another main establishments for the availability of Sputnik V,” an official of the AGP Limited told the publication.

Read more: Three-dose Chinese vaccine for COVID-19 gets approval for human trials in Pakistan

The AGP official clarified that they have not entered into a supply agreement with any hospital or diagnostic center for the supply of Sputnik V vaccine either directly or indirectly in Pakistan.

He also ensured that the firm would fully follow and comply with the directives and guidelines of the drug regulatory authorities of the country.

“We are expecting the first consignment of the Russian vaccine in the country within a week. More consignments to follow in the weeks and months to come,” the AGP official maintained.

The controversy erupted after Chughtai Lab, an area community of diagnostic labs, claimed that it expects the Russian vaccine to be accessible within the nation inside one or two weeks.

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