Mar 24, 2021

Cabinet approves purchase of 7m Sputnik-V vaccine doses Featured

Cabinet approval has been granted to purchase 07 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccines.

The Sputnik-V vaccine has already received approval by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal submitted by the Minister of Health to purchase 07 million Sputnik-V vaccines at a cost of USD 69.65 million upon the recommendation of the Cabinet Appointed Negotiation Committee.

The Ministry of Health is planning to vaccinate 14 million Sri Lankans against the COVID-19 virus.

According to the Department of Government Information, under the 1st phase, the ministry is taking measures to vaccinate five (05) million people.