New Delhi: The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday released the first commercial batch of Covaxin from the new plant of Bharat Biotech at Ankleshwar in Gujarat's Bharuch district.
"Vaccination is the most important thing to strengthen the country's fight against coronavirus. Released the first commercial batch of #COVAXIN from Bharat Biotech's plant at Ankleshwar, Gujarat today. This will increase the supply of vaccines in the country and will help the vaccine reach every Indian," Mandaviya said on social media.
In May, Bharat Biotech had announced that it planned to produce an additional 200 million doses of Covaxin at its subsidiary Ankleshwar-based facility.
Meanwhile,India's vaccination coverage against coronavirus under the mass vaccination drive has crossed the landmark of 63 crores and over 73 lakh doses have been administered in the last 24 hours. The active caseload in the country stands at 3,68,558.