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First consignment of 15,000 Sputnik V doses arrive

The vaccine consignment was symbolically handed over to Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana by Russia’s Deputy Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexei Brudanov.
The vaccine consignment was symbolically handed over to Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana by Russia’s Deputy Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexei Brudanov.

The first consignment of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport at 2 am on a Qatar Airways flight yesterday. The vaccine consignment containing 15,000 doses was symbolically handed over to Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana by Russia’s Deputy Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexei Brudanov.

Sri Lanka has decided to purchase a total of 13 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia.

The National Medical Regulatory Authority (NMRA) approved the emergency use of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Sri Lanka in March.

Cabinet approval was granted to purchase 7 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine at a cost of US$ 69.65 million.

The purchase order was placed on the recommendation of the Cabinet-appointed Negotiation Committee.

 According to the Government Information Department, each vaccine will be purchased for US$ 9.95. The Cabinet further granted their consent to order 6 million more of Sputnik V doses. Russian Embassy staff, State Pharmaceutical Corporation Chairman Dr. Prasanna Gunasena and officials were present at the occasion.