Monday, December 4, 2023

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is only given to major hospitals, Pakistani importer said

Pharmaceutical companies can only supply Sputnik V vaccine to large hospitals and institutions, but cannot sell them to the market.

He also announced that no agreement has yet reached with any state health facility or institution.

The company is linked with leading private health facilities in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to supply the Sputnik V vaccine.

A local private pharmaceutical company that is allowed to import Russian Sputnik V into Pakistan said, that according to emergency and other permits. Hence, they can only provide vaccines to large hospitals and institutions but not sell them on the market.

According to a news report published in The News, the company is in contact with leading private health facilities. That is in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to deliver the Sputnik V vaccine.

However, no agreement has yet reached with any health care facilities or facilities in the country.

We are currently in contact with several leading health care institutions. Including the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Shifa International Hospital. Also, Islamabad, Doctors Hospital, Lahore, and several other leading institutions for the treatment of Sputnik V, said a AGP Limited employees release.

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AGP Statements

The AGP official stated that he has not signed a supply contract with any hospital or diagnostic center in Pakistan. For the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine, either directly or indirectly.

It also ensures that the company fully follows and adheres to the guidelines and guidelines of the state drug regulatory agencies.

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,” said the AGP employee.

The controversy erupted after Chughtai Laboratories also, a network of local diagnostic laboratories, announced that a Russian vaccine available in the country in a week or two.

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