Chandigarh, June 25
Non-public hospital chain Fortis Healthcare on Friday mentioned it has rolled out the Sputnik V, the third anti-coronavirus vaccine accredited to be used in India, for eligible folks.
It mentioned it rolled out the vaccine at Fortis Hospital in Mohali as a part of its restricted pilot smooth launch.
Round 200 folks acquired the jab on Friday of the two-dose vaccine.
The registration for the vaccination will be executed by way of the CoWin and Aarogya Setu purposes, a press release issued by the Fortis mentioned.
The vaccine inventory has been instantly procured by Fortis from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, in accordance with the federal government tips and has been priced at Rs 1,145 per dose, it mentioned.
“Whereas Fortis Hospital Mohali continues to manage Covishield and Covaxin vaccines, Sputnik V can also be being made obtainable to the general public,” it mentioned.
Fortis Healthcare ramped up its vaccination drive after vaccines had been opened to all age teams above 18.
Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Abhijit Singh mentioned, “Ours is the primary hospital within the area to start out vaccination for Sputnik V for most people.”
“The primary day of the vaccination obtained an excellent response from the folks as round 200 folks had been vaccinated until Friday night,” he mentioned.
Notably, Russia’s Gamaleya Nationwide Analysis Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has developed the vaccine. — PTI