Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Tuesday said his company is in final stages of agreement with government in India to get approval for Covid-19 vaccine. He further said the countries that fall under mid and low-income category, including India, will get one billion doses of Pfizer vaccine this year.
Speaking at the USA-India Chamber of Commerce annual summit, Bourla said, “”India went through hell with Covid-19. India will receive 2 billion doses, of which, 1 billion this year. We have pledged to provide one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine this year to nations under mid and low-income category, including India. We are discussing right now with the Indian government and we are in a very very final stages of finalising this agreement. First we need to get an approval for this vaccine in India to be able to import.”
The Pfizer CEO further further said that the company had donated some critical life-saving medicines to India at the time of deadly second wave of Covid-19.
Bourla had earlier said that Pfizer is committed to being a partner in India’s fight against this disease and is quickly working to mobilise the largest humanitarian relief effort in the company’s history.