A Malta based pharma company responds to the Haryana Govt global tender seeking supply of 1cr corona vaccines. Haryana Govt illuminated the news that they have got an expression of interest from Malta based pharma company offering 60 million Sputnik V vaccines. As per the offer, 1,120/- will be charged per vaccine count and the timeline for first five lakh doses is 30 days. Afterwards, 10 lakh vaccine shots will be provided every 20 days till the order completes.
The global tender demanding 1 Cr. vaccine was submitted on May 26, 2021 by HMSCL, Haryana Medical Services Corporation Limited with the deadline June 4, 2021. But not a single bid was received. The Pharma Regulatory Services limited showed interest a day after expiry.
“Although the offer has come after the due date of tender is over, it is being carefully examined to see if it meets the criteria of the tender document and to ensure the optimal vaccine availability for the state,” said Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary in the Health Department, Haryana.
The Pharma Regulatory Services Limited will provide Sputnik V vaccines manufactured by the Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
The bid proposed 60 million Sputnik V vaccines for 1,120/- each dose and a 30 days timeline for an initial unit of five lakh doses. Thereafter, 10 lakh doses every 20 days will be supplied till the completion of the deal.
If the tender is passed out, then Haryana will become the first state to acquire COVID vaccines from a foreign company.
Now the COVID active cases are decreasing but the death toll is still out of control. The vaccine fulfillment is the need of the hour. Introducing foreign vaccines to India will speed up the process.