• India Covid Vaccination Drive: Russian Vaccine Sputnik V approved by DCGI for emergency use


    New Delhi: Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the country. India has become the 60th country to approve the Russian made covid vaccine Sputnik V.

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    The official Twitter handle of Sputnik V announced, “India, the world’s 2nd most populous nation, became the 60th country to register #SputnikV after positive results of local Phase 3 clinical study. Sputnik V is now authorized in 60 countries with population of over 3 bln people.”

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    DCGI has approved the Russian vaccine for emergency use only based on clinical trials in Russia as well as positive data of additional Phase III local clinical trials in India

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