The Telangana government appealed to the Centre to set up a vaccination testing centre in Hyderabad. The Telangana IT and Industries Minister KTR Demands Vaccine Testing Centre in Hyderabad City. He stated that Hyderabad has emerged as the vaccination capital of the world by producing one-third of the global vaccines. KTR stressed the need for an urgent setting up of a vaccination testing centre to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
KTR said the facility will help produce 8 crore to 10 crore doses a month, and about 100 crore doses in the coming six months. He said the Telangana government is ready to allot land for it in Genome Valley. “For the projected capacity of a billion doses in Hyderabad between August to December 2021, having a vaccine testing centre in Hyderabad could result in accelerated throughput of about 8-10 crore additional vaccine doses per month in the country’s overall supply,” KTR said.
KTR Demands Vaccine Testing Centre:
The Vaccine Testing Centre could be established in an existing set up like the National Animal Resource Facility for Biomedical Research, Central Drug Testing Laboratory, Hyderabad, to address the immediate requirement while a state-of-the-art full-fledged facility can be built parallelly to cater to testing requirements on a long term to ensure uninterrupted national and global supply of vaccines, the Minister KTR said.