India received the second consignment of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine that recently joined the country’s arsenal against COVID-19. As many as 60,000 doses of the second batch of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V on Sunday landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, Dr Reddy's Laboratories said on Sunday.
Dr Reddy's Laboratories on May 14 soft launched imported Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V vaccine which is priced at Rs 948, with five per cent GST per dose (retail price). The first consignment of 1.50 lakh doses of Sputnik V vaccine from Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) landed in India on May 1, and received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory.
The Indian drug-maker had earlier said these consignments will be used across different channels as a pilot to line up the supply chain for the larger vaccination programme rollout.