New Delhi: Outbreak of Covid epidemic is increasing in the country. At the same time, there is also a shortage of Covid vaccine. Meanwhile, CEO of Serum Institute Adar Poonawala said that India may face a vaccine shortage for the next few months. He said that the capacity to manufacture 100 million vaccines is not going to increase before July. Let me tell you that 6 to 7 crore vaccines are also being produced.
In an interview, he said that he had not expanded capacity earlier due to lack of orders. For this reason, the scarcity of the vaccine will continue till July.
He said, “There was no order. We didn’t think we needed to make more than 100 crore doses in a year.” He also said that officials did not expect a second wave in January. He continued, “Everyone really felt that the epidemic in India was on the verge of ending.”