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VK Paul says Bharat Biotech’s Bengaluru unit has fixed the glitches

VK Paul, Chairman, National COVID Task Force and Member-Health, NITI Aayog said Bharat Biotech, the maker of the Covaxin vaccine, has overcome the initial hiccups at its Bengaluru facility and is on track to proceed as planned.

Paul said the company has added two facilities at Ankleshwar and Bengaluru as part of its expansion plans. While Ankleshwar has started production, there were some difficulties in initial stabilization due to unforeseen circumstances as per schedule.

“Production was a bit behind expectations, but the issues have been addressed. The production it had planned will be achieved,” Paul said.

Bharat Biotech hopes to make 1 billion doses per year by the end of this year.

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