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Positive decision could be coming in before September-end: Niti Aayog Member VK Paul on WHO nod for Covaxin

Constructive determination may very well be coming in earlier than September-end: Niti Aayog Member VK Paul on WHO nod for Covaxin | Information

New Delhi: On the much-awaited nod by the World Well being Organisation (WHO) for the Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Niti Aayog Member VK Paul on Tuesday (September 14, 2021) stated {that a} constructive determination may very well be coming in earlier than September-end.
“We all know of constructive developments – knowledge sharing, knowledge analysis occurring by way of a number of opinions and we all know that we’re near a call level,” VK Paul was quoted as saying by ANI.
He added, “We imagine that constructive determination may very well be coming in earlier than month-end.”
That is to be famous that the Centre in July had said that each one paperwork required for the WHO’s Emergency Use Itemizing (EUL) have been submitted by Bharat Biotech as of July 9, following which the worldwide well being physique had commenced the evaluation course of.
The WHO has to date authorised coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, US pharma majors Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China’s Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca for emergency use.
Covaxin is among the six vaccines which have acquired emergency use authorisation from India’s drug regulator and is getting used within the nationwide inoculation programme, together with Covishield and Sputnik V.
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Earlier final month, Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had additionally met WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan and held discussions over the worldwide well being physique’s approval for the homegrown COVID-19 vaccine.
Held a gathering with Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of @WHO
We had a productive dialogue on WHO’s approval of @BharatBiotech’s COVAXIN.@DoctorSoumya additionally appreciated India’s efforts for the containment of #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/5gnAOQkeT3
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 12, 2021
Developed by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV) and the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR), Covaxin was authorised for emergency use in India on January 3. 
Bharat Biotech in its Section 3 trial outcomes of Covaxin had claimed that it demonstrates total vaccine efficacy of 77.8%. The Hyderabad-based firm had stated that the Covaxin has been confirmed ‘protected’ in India’s largest efficacy trial and shared the ultimate Section-3 Pre-Print knowledge printed on medRxiv.
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