Loss of more than one thousand crores, no effect on supply of Covidshield

The company suffered huge financial losses due to the fire on Thursday at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, which has made its mark in the world by making the Corona vaccine. The fire will also affect the company’s BCG and Rota vaccine production. Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawala said on Friday that the fire has caused more than 1 thousand crore damage. He clarified that the fire would not have any effect on the supply of Kovid-10 vaccine, as no vaccine was being produced at the Manjari plant.The Serum Institute issued a statement on Friday informing about the damage and the impact on the future vaccine production program. It is noteworthy that there was a sudden fire in the Manjari plant of Serum Institute, Pune on Thursday afternoon. It became uncontrollable while watching. Five employees died due to its grip.The corona vaccine Covishield suffered no damage in this accident, but TB-related vaccine burns have been reported. Work was being done to manufacture BCG and Rota vaccine at Manjari plant. This vaccine is used to protect against TB.

CEO of Serum Institute Adar Poonawala said that the fire has caused more than 1 thousand crores damage. He clarified that the fire would not have any effect on the supply of Kovid-10 vaccine, as no vaccine was being produced at the Manjari plant.On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the damage caused by the fire in the serum plant. He then told reporters that the incident was being investigated. Until the investigation report arrives, no conclusion can be drawn.Thackeray said that the serum plant was on fire, but fortunately the place where the vaccine was made and stored was not affected. The Chief Minister said that Adar and Cyrus told me that Kovid Vaccine is made from the Manjiri Plant sometime in another plant.

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