New Delhi:The government has allowed the export of domestically manufactured Russian single-dose anti-Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik Lite here. This vaccine has not yet been approved for emergency use in India. Sources gave this information on Sunday.
Sources close to the development told PTI that Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero Biopharma Ltd has been given permission to export 4 million doses of Sputnik Lite to Russia.
Sputnik Lite is similar to component-1 of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.India's drug regulator approved the emergency use of Sputnik V in April, which has since been used in India's anti-COVID-19 vaccination program.
A source said, “The government has allowed Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero Biopharma to export 4 million doses of Sputnik Lite to Russia. The decision was taken this week after detailed deliberations."