Going by the Centre’s liberalised vaccine coverage, a number of states floated global tenders for direct vaccine procurement although a number of chief ministers, together with Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, opposed the concept of states individually attempting to obtain vaccines. The Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday stated it would once more float a world tender as no firms bid for the primary one. Tamil Nadu medical and household welfare minister M Subramanian stated international tenders floated by states like Kerala, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh had not obtained any response. Odisha, nonetheless, obtained two bids, studies stated.
Andhra Pradesh was one of many first states to drift a world tender in search of vaccines, however after its bid remained unresponded, chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to all chief ministers that the scenario has now remodeled right into a “state vs union” battle over vaccine and all chief ministers ought to “converse in a single voice”, he wrote.
Tamil Nadu had on Could 15 floated a world tender to obtain 3.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines to manage to these within the 18 to 44 years age group. The state sought a supply schedule of 180 days progressively from the date of the acquisition order for 3.5 crore (35 million) vaccines for ₹2,00,00,000 (20 million), information company PTI reported.
Mumbai civic physique, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company, floated a world tender for one crore vaccine doses on Could 12 and has obtained 9 proposals, studies stated. However it has rejected all of them as none of them might produce full paperwork. The civic physique is now in talks with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories which has agreed to provide some doses of Sputnik on an experimental foundation earlier than June-end, the civic physique has stated.
The Haryana authorities on Saturday stated it has obtained an expression of curiosity from a Malta-based firm prepared to offer as much as 60 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine. The provide got here after the due date of the tender was over, however the authorities will take into account the provide, minister Anil Vij stated. “Haryana has obtained provide from Pharma Regulatory Providers Ltd. of Malta for provide of 30 Million Dose – 1 plus 30 Million Dose – 2. That’s complete 60 Million Doses of Sputnik Vaccine. We’re contemplating the provide and can put up in Cupboard for ultimate approval,” he tweeted.
(With company inputs)