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.
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.”
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