An knowledgeable committee of the Central Medication Normal Management Organisation (CDSCO) will meet on Wednesday to overview functions of Pfizer, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech in search of emergency use authorisation for his or her Covid-19 vaccine candidates, official sources stated on Monday evening.
The choice was taken late on Monday night after the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech turned the third pharmaceutical agency to use to the Medication Controller Basic of India (DCGI) for emergency use authorisation for its indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin.
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The Indian arm of US pharmaceutical large Pfizer had on December four sought approval for its vaccine from the central drug regulator, after the agency secured such clearance within the UK and Bahrain.
The Pune-based Serum Institute of India sought the nod for the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, on December 6.
“DCGI has already began processing the functions. The topic knowledgeable committee (SEC) on Covid-19 at CDSCO will deliberate on the functions by Pfizer, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech in search of emergency use authorisation for his or her COVID-19 vaccines on December 9,” a supply stated.
After analysis, the SEC will give its suggestions to the DCGI on whether or not emergency use approval for the vaccine candidates needs to be granted or not, the supply stated.
At an all-party assembly on December four, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed hope that a Covid-19 vaccine could also be prepared in a number of weeks.