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Mumbai's Haffkine Institute gets Centre's nod to produce Covaxin

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: April 16, 2021 00:11 IST
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IMAGE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visits Haffkin Institute in Mumbai. Photograph: @OfficeofUT/Twitter

The Union government has given its permission to Mumbai-based Haffkin Institute to manufacture Covaxin, an anti-coronavirus vaccine of Bharat Biotech, an official said on Thursday.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had earlier requested the Centre to allow the Haffkine Institute to produce Covaxin. It is currently produced by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, the official from the chief minister's office said.

 

Accordingly, the Centre gave its nod, he said.

Thackeray thanked the central government for granting permission, the official said.

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