Hyderabad: The manufacturer of the Covaxin COVID vaccine, Bharat Biotech, has claimed it has despatched vaccine to various states, including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Assam and Uttarakhand.
The Delhi government criticised the Hyderabad-based vaccine producer for denying an additional supply of Covaxin, citing the Centre's supply guidelines.
"Covaxin goes to Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Bhuvneshwar. thank all our employees @ BHarat bio who worked thru the holy month of Ramzan..." Bharat Biotech Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director Suchitra Ella said in a tweet.
"Covaxin sent to Kerala & Uttarakhand. Thanq for the concern, many offered to help. Our work is highly stringent, realtime & technical,no work from home! All Our employees will be taken care of, won't deter us from our mission! Let's be thankful,helpful & hopeful always," she tweeted.
Ms Ella however did not provide details on the quantum of supplies.
On May 12, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Bharat Biotech had informed the State government that it cannot provide "additional" Covaxin doses to the national capital.
Responding to the criticism, Ms Ella, in a tweet, said it was disheartening to listen to some States complaining about the company's intentions regarding the supply of the vaccine.